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Piramide Cestia, Rome

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  • Opera rather bizarre in the Centre of Rome. Typical area also made her name, however cute.
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  • The first to have it build, the second-the patron Japanese Yuzo Yagi-to have it restored and return as much as possible to its former glory. The pyramid has a height of 37 metres and less than 30 from the side and is the only building with this form survived sin or our days, although there were three more and then despite Egyptian cults — as well as oriental tastes-enjoyed some success in Rome, the model was abandoned. Its story begins in the first century BC, when Gaius Cestius Glutton (as well as praetor, he was a prominent member of the priestly College of rich men who had the task of organizing and treat the annual banquet, held in Rome in honor of the main deity) decided to have it built his own tomb. And left in this regard just a bequest which defined a maximum time for its construction, 330 days. The Tomb consists of a cement-coated core luni marble blocks and was surrounded by a fence built from blocks of Tuff partly visible and with four columns raised right corners (only two are left). A narrow brick-clad tunnel leads to the most amazing part: the inside that encloses the burial chamber of about 4 metres by just over 5. Then an amplitude of about 23 metres with vaulted ceiling and that was walled up according to custom. Certain violations that date back to the middle ages led to the loss of the cremation urn or sarcophagus that was, trousseau and especially of substantial parts of the fresco decorations with female figures, sitting or standing, alternating with vases and joyous Victories marked in two registers lustral: the drawings are characterized by iconographic elements very simple. In the middle parts there are reasons a candelabrum while the floor is brick arranged in a herringbone pattern.
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  • Built between 18 and 12 BC as a tomb for the magistrate Gaius Cestio Epuloneo, a member of one of the four major religious bodies of Rome (septemviri epulones). It was built with bricks and concrete, having been lined with Carrara marble, giving great beauty to the monument. Has 36.4 m in height, on a base of 30 m ². There are records of which was built in less than 330 days, under penalty of the heirs do not receive the inheritance.
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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