Mausoleum of Augustus to undergo restoration

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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Augustus's tomb, Rome

Augustus's tomb, Rome

Restoration work is scheduled to begin on the mausoleum of Augustus in Rome, built in 28 B.C.

Built in 28BC and as broad as a city block, the cylindrical mausoleum has seen better days after being sacked, bombed and built upon down the centuries. It was used as a bullfighting ring and a concert hall before it was finally abandoned, recently becoming a hangout for prostitutes and a handy toilet for tramps.

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Story: Tom Kington, The Guardian | Photo: The Guardian

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