once the most prestigious burial place in rome, augustus' tomb was built in 28BC for himself and his descendants. on this site there were two obelisks but they have been moved, one to the piazza del quirinale, and the other to the piazza dell esquilino. marcellus, augustus' nephew is also buried here. not open to the public.
Very interesting archeological site within an easy walking distance from the Vatican City. This is what I found on the fence surrounding the mausoleum: a pastime of some local youth? Hey I'm bad! I didn't donate!
This site was once the most prestigious burial place in Rome. Now it's just a forgotten weedy mound where locals take their dogs for a walk.
Augustus had the mausoleum built in 28 BC, the year before he became sole ruler, as a tomb for himself and his descendants. The circular building is 87m (270ft) in diameter with two obelisks (now in Piazza del Quirinale and Piazza dell' Esquilino) at the entrance. Inside are four concentric passageways linked by corridors where urns holding the ashes of the Imperial family were placed, including Augustus who died in AD 14. The mausoleum is not open to visitors unless you have a permit.
This was once the most prestigious burial place in Rome. Augustus had the mausoleum built in 28 BC as a tomb for himself and his descendants. The circular building was 87 m in diameter with two obelisks (now in Piazza del Quirinale and Piazza dell’Esquilino) at the entrance. Inside were four concentric passageways where the urns containing the ashes of the Imperial family were placed.
After conquering Egypt and visiting Alexander the Great's tomb in lexandia, Augustus began construction for his own mausoleum. Throughout the first century the mausoleum was used as a tomb for the imperial family. What you now can see of the mausoleum is just the outside covered with lots of plant and even trees. The place is unfortunately covered with a lot of litter.
We kind of stumbled upon this Mausoleum, but it was kind of neat to see. It was built in 28 BC for Augustus and his descendants and was pillaged in the numerous sackings of Rome.
The final resting place of the Emperor Augustus sits along the Tiber river. It was built in 28 BC and like Hadrian's was used as a fortress in the middle ages.
This was one of the most important monuments during ancient Rome.
Constructed in the 28 a.C. it encloses Augusto's and his descendants' grave.
Unfortunately nowadays is very badly preserved...