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Pyramid of Gaius Cestius

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Overview

Title
Pyramid of Gaius Cestius
Author
carol_79
Rating
3.63
Year
12 BC
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
15 minutes
Address
Piazzale Ostiense, 00154 Rome RM
Hours of operation
Always
Contacts
Phone: 0639967700

Description

The Pyramid of Gaius Cestius was built between 18 and 12 BC as a tomb. Gaius Cestius was a "praetor", tribune of the plebs and a member of the College of Septemviri Epulones. The building was inspired by an Egyptian model, very popular in Rome after the conquest of Egypt during the Roman Empire. On the facade there is an inscription saying that it took 330 days to build the tomb. The Pyramid of Gaius Cestius measures 36 metres high and 29.6 metres wide.

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Inserted by fish3one

3/1/2012 12:03
I was f** amazed seing a pyramid in Rome!!!

Inserted by giampale74

3/1/2012 12:02
It seems to be in Egypt!

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