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The mausoleums of Rome: tombs become beautiful monuments

Rome keeps in its own beautiful monuments friezes mausoleums or tombs beautiful, very large as to seem real monuments built to preserve the remains of the emperors who made Rome great.
The mausoleums had, inside, real gold and decorated rooms to accommodate coffins and funerary urns. Among those remaining we will tell the story.

Mausoleum of Augustus
It dates back to the first century BC and the first to have a circular plan to celebrate the successes of the Emperor Augustus after the conquest of Egypt. To decorate the entrance of the mausoleum they were brought from Egypt two granite obelisks then moved one square and one square Quirinal and Esquilino Square.

Mausoleum of Hadrian
Everyone knows him as such as Castel Sant'Angelo, but its original name is Hadrian's tomb, started in 130 near Campus Martius, was dedicated to the Sun God. The cube-shaped tomb was built with marble shaped decorations of ox head and many decorations in the shape of an ox head and statues along the bridge to the entrance.

Pyramid Cestia
This tomb is in Rome from the first century BC and built in honor of Caius Cestius, a politician of ancient Rome who built the monument in 330 days. The interior features illustrations of panels with nymphs and vases.

Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
It is located on the Appian Way and is a tomb dedicated to a noble Roman woman to celebrate his wealth and made of travertine. The most beautiful part is the upper characterized by battlements and inside the rooms are decorated with many monuments and friezes.