Mausoleum of Augustus to undergo restoration

Published on April 14th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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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