Pyramid of Cestius

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Pyramid of Cestius HISTORY

The Pyramid of Cestius is the tomb of affluent magistrate, Caius Cestius which was built between 18 and 12 BC.

Constructed of white marble and brick, this ostentatious 35-metre high tomb was likely built in this style due to the popularity of all things Egyptian which swept Rome after Egypt was incorporated into the Empire.

Inside the tomb contained a number of frescoes depicting scenes from Roman mythology while an inscription still visible on the exterior gives details about its construction and dedication. This pyramid-tomb was later set into the Aurelian Walls, helping to ensure its preservation through the ages.

Pyramid of Cestius TOURIST INFORMATION

DIRECTIONS TO Pyramid of Cestius

The Pyramid of Cestius is easily reached from Pyramide metro station on line B.

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Pyramid of Cestius OPENING TIMES AND TICKET PRICES

The Pyramid of Cestius is viewable at all times from the outside.

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Pyramid of Cestius HISTORIC INFORMATION

NAME: Pyramid of Cestius
CONTINENT: EUROPE
Alt Name:  -
Country: Italy
Period: Ancient Rome
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Date: 100BC - 1BC
City/Town: Rome
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Resorts: Rome,

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Pyramid of Cestius ADDRESS

Pyramid of Cestius, Piazzale Ostiense, 00154 Roma, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius PHONE NUMBER

Contact local tourist office

Pyramid of Cestius EMAIL

turismo@comune.roma.it

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Dan Carpenter 08 Mar, 2015

Built next to one of the portos, or entrances to ancient Rome, the two features are a great photo op. Additionally across the street is a small cafe where you can sit outside and enjoy the view.