Pyramid of Cestius, Rome - Pyramids of the World (sitios de interés)

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Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Italy


The Pyramid of Cestius, Rome, Italy. Image Attribution: zacharym

There’s not an awful lot to say about this pyramid, other than it’s white, it’s Roman and it’s pyramid shaped! Nestled in the city’s fortifications this pyramid is possibly one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome. The brick-faced concrete structure covered white marble slabs was built between 18 – 12BC as a tomb for the magistrate Gaius Cestius Epulo.

Measuring just 30 m² at the base and standing 36.4 m high, the interior burial chamber is a simple barrel-vaulted rectangular cavity measuring 5.95m long, 4.10m wide and 4.80m high. There is no exterior entrance as the tomb was sealed when it was built.

Read more about the Pyramid of Cestius at Heritage Key!

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