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Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

Mausoleum Rome, Italy

The famous Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella

The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella can be considered the symbol of the ancient Via Appia, well-known and reproduced since the Renaissance like the most famous monuments of Rome and the object of particular attention from archaeologists, architects, designers and landscape artists.

It is a monumental tomb erected for a Roman noblewoman of which are known, due to enrollment still preserved, only some of its degrees of kinship. The father was Quintus Caecilius Metellus, consul in 69 BC and that between 68 and 65 conquered the island of Crete from which derived the name Cretico; her husband was, in all probability, Marcus Licinius Crassus distinguished himself in the wake of Caesar in Gaul in the shipment and son of the famous Crassus, a member of the First Triumvirate along with Caesar and Pompey.

Via Appia Antica, 161, 00178 Roma, Italy

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