23 December 2017 h9.45. Inside the Piramide cestia €30 instead of €40
- Meeting point: Saturday 23 Dec 9.45 AM Piramide Cestia, Via Raffaele Persichetti
- Duration: 2 hours
- Max group size: 20
- Price: € 40,00 per person
Wanted in Rome has succeeded in opening the door of the most bizarre grave of Rome, the iconic monument of the coolest district of the city: Ostiense. Saturday December 23rd we will enter the Pyramid of Cestius. The pyramid will be opened just for us and in small groups of 4-5 persons we will discover the sepulchral room and retrace the history of this mausoleum.
This gigantic tomb was built in Egyptian style in only 330 days by Gaius Cestius Epulones at the end of the first century b.C. and it is an unbelievable example of the orientalising style in Rome. It is also a monument that reminds us the enormous economic possibilities of the rich Roman families during the years of the rise of the empire. It even seems that the son of Gaius Cestius erected in honour of his father two statues in gilded bronze right in front of the monuments entrance. The pyramid can be considered a symbol of the quick growth of the Roman power and of the surprising multibillion fortunes that those years generated in the city. A massive tomb to represent power and unlimited richness.
It even seems that the son of Gaius Cestius erected in honor father two statues in gilded bronze right in front of the monuments entrance. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form below.