Pyramid of Caius Cestius - Rome

The pyramid of Caius Cestius is the only surviving example of a series of Egyptian-style monuments built in Rome during the I century B. C. The Pyramid of Cestius has survived to this day because it was incorporated into the Aurelian Walls which were built between 272 and 279 A. D. The construction of the pyramid, whose interior funerary chamber was fully decorated with frescoes, dates back to 18-12 B. C. The frescoes in the funerary chamber were restored in 2000. Since 2000, the internal microclimatic conditions and of state of preservation of the frescoes have been monitored continually and the manteniance has been carried out whenever considered necessary (see section "Maintenance".
(Photo by M.Coen)
Pyramid of Caius Cestius - Rome

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