By Francesco Gasparetti from Senigallia, Italy (Piramide Cestia) CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Pyramid of Cestius

Location: Rome, Italy
Function: Tomb
Size: 29.6 m square at the base, 37 m high
Opened/Built: 18 BCE—12 BCE

(From Wikipedia) The Pyramid of Cestius (in Italian, Piramide di Caio Cestio or Piramide Cestia) is an ancient pyramid in Rome, Italy, near the Porta San Paolo and the Protestant Cemetery. It stands at a fork between two ancient roads, the Via Ostiensis and another road that ran west to the Tiber along the approximate line of the modern Via della Marmorata. Due to its incorporation into the city's fortifications, it is today one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome.

About the Restoration of The Pyramid of Cestius

Rome's lonely Pyramid of Cestius gets a new lease of life. The extensive clean-up of Pyramid of Cestius was funded by Japanese patron, Yuzo Yagi. It appears that they relocated the roadway and added sp,e landscape features.

Restored Cestius. Image cropped from Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

Google Maps of location in Rome, at Pyramid Station on the Metro!

Official Roman page on the Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Link to more about Cestius on Wikipedia.

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Updated: 11/26/2014