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Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome

Mausoleum of Augustus
The Mausoleum of Augustus is a large tomb built by the Roman Emperor Augustus in 28 BC on the Campus Martius in Rome. Unfortunately the mausoleum has been sadly neglected and is no longer open to tourists. It remains however one of the many impressive sights in Rome.

In the 19th century, the ruins were used for bullfights, and later as a concert hall. The site of the mausoleum is very close to the Ara Pacis which has recently had a Richard Meier building constructed to house and protect it. Let's hope that some money can now be found to conserve the Mausoleum Augustus as well.

View a video of the Mausoleum of Augustus in Google Maps

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