Oct 20, 2014


Following the Egyptian fashion, many ancient Romans used to built their tombs as pyramids, but this is the only survivor. It was made to form part of the defensive wall around the city. This 12 BC edifice remains a truly imposing monument to the wealthy Tribune of the People for whom it eas built. It stands 36 m (118 ft) high and took 330 days to erect, according to an inscription carved into its stones. Unlike Egyptian originals, however, it was built of brick then covered with marble, which was the typically pragmatic, Roman way of doing thing

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