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Mausoleo di Augusto, Rome

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The Mausoleum of Augustus is a large tomb built by the Roman Emperor Augustus in 28 BC on the Campus Martius in Rome, Italy. The mausoleum is located on the Piazza Augusto Imperatore, near the corner with Via di Ripetta as it runs along the Tiber. The grounds cover an area equivalent to a few city blocks, and nestle between the church of San Carlo al Corso and the Museum of the Ara Pacis. The interior of the mausoleum is not open to tourists.The mausoleum was one of the first projects initiated by Augustus in the City of Rome following his victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. The mausoleum was circular in plan, consisting of several concentric rings of earth and brick, planted with cypresses on top of the building and capped (possibly, as reconstructions are unsure at best) by a conical roof and a statue of Augustus. Vaults held up the roof and opened up the burial spaces below. Twin pink granite obelisks flanked the arched entryway; these have been removed; one now stands at the Piazza dell'Esquilino (on the northwest side of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore) and the other at the Quirinal fountain. The completed mausoleum measured 90 m (295 ft) in diameter by 42 m (137 ft) in height.
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  • On the road from the Cavour bridge into the Piazza del Popolo. This is the mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus. Is enough to save the temple site itself has a considerable area, so little look better and it's grim sense of ambiance.
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  • It is close to the Museum of the Ara Pace. We thought the visit but we find ourselves with a mound of Earth and total abandonment. It is not possible to see anything of what was this huge and impressive mausoleum of the Emperor Augustus. A shame and disappointment have both walked under a great sun and find the same nothing. A shame!
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  • I went to 8/2016. Only look at the appearance of a circle surrounded by railings because that is where private mausoleum. Better from the streets the Ripetta and covered in grass, not visible. From the Basilica Santi sant'ambrogio e Carlo al Corso's whole image looks better.
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  • Mausoleum of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. He was chosen at the age of 19 to lead Rome. He is the one who built Rome to its highest peak. He ruled for over 40 years and died of natural causes. He was buried here along with his family. Rome was sacked by the Germanics because of their mistreatment from the Romans. This place was robbed of most of its possessions. Rome was then abandoned for 600 years. Floods came and brought in silt and dirt , which is why the new level of Rome is much higher. Just imagine this place covered in white marble ,with trees on top looking like a crown and bronze on the inside with fires light up.
  • Four stars due to its significance, after all, it is the mausoleum of the great Augustus. However the whole area is sealed off, and no entry is possible. Quite difficult to grab good photos as well. I hope someday it will be possible to see the inside.
  • Loved it because of its historical significance. No entrance or signage....let your imagination go wild here
  • This place looks like the colosseum but smaller. I'm not sure but I heard that some of the gladiators were trained there before their big day. You can't miss this place if you came to Rome. It's close of the piazza Venezia.
  • It's got great historical significance, but there's nothing to really see or do. You can't go in and the place is overgrown with shrubs. Pity!
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