Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Mausoleum of Augustus Denyce Alvarez Latin 2 A3 April 5, 2010
Who built it? <ul><li>Augustus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Roman emperor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formerly known as Octa...
When and why was it built? <ul><li>It was built in 27 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Where Augustus, his family and some emperors wo...
 
 
Architecture <ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter of 88 meters and 44 meters in height </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
 
Architecture <ul><li>Entrance of door used to have an Egyptian obelisk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which included his achievemen...
Obelisks
Architecture <ul><li>Bottom layer– Cypress trees planted </li></ul><ul><li>Center top– a large bronze statue of Augustus <...
 
What we see now <ul><li>The brick core  </li></ul><ul><li>Overgrown plants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sackings </li></ul></ul><...
 
Inner wing, west Inner wing, east
Formerly used  <ul><li>It was used for a  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vineyard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garden </li></ul></ul>...
Where is it located? <ul><li>Located in the Campus Martinus  </li></ul>
 
Tomb <ul><li>Augustus’s nephew was the first to be buried </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marcellus in 23 BC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>...
Marcellus’ tombstone
 
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Mausoleum Of Augustus

921 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Mausoleum Of Augustus

  1. 1. Mausoleum of Augustus Denyce Alvarez Latin 2 A3 April 5, 2010
  2. 2. Who built it? <ul><li>Augustus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Roman emperor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formerly known as Octavian Julio Claudia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Mausoleum shows his power, wealth and superiority </li></ul>
  3. 3. When and why was it built? <ul><li>It was built in 27 BC </li></ul><ul><li>Where Augustus, his family and some emperors would be buried </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put in a golden urn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Barbarians stole around fifth century—threw ashes on the ground and took golden urns </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Architecture <ul><li>Circle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diameter of 88 meters and 44 meters in height </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on the Etruscan tumulus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two acres of land </li></ul><ul><li>Area of important urns—surrounded by rings of niches for other family members </li></ul>
  5. 8. Architecture <ul><li>Entrance of door used to have an Egyptian obelisk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which included his achievements and influence on Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outer wall made of white marble </li></ul><ul><li>Had great building resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thieves steal these materials to what we now see </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Obelisks
  7. 10. Architecture <ul><li>Bottom layer– Cypress trees planted </li></ul><ul><li>Center top– a large bronze statue of Augustus </li></ul>
  8. 12. What we see now <ul><li>The brick core </li></ul><ul><li>Overgrown plants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sackings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fortress used </li></ul></ul>
  9. 14. Inner wing, west Inner wing, east
  10. 15. Formerly used <ul><li>It was used for a </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vineyard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amphitheater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditorium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tomb </li></ul><ul><li>Castle </li></ul><ul><li>Fortress </li></ul>
  11. 16. Where is it located? <ul><li>Located in the Campus Martinus </li></ul>
  12. 18. Tomb <ul><li>Augustus’s nephew was the first to be buried </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marcellus in 23 BC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Last one to be buried </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nerva in 98 AD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>His daughter and granddaughter not allowed to be buried because of his resentment towards them. </li></ul>
  13. 19. Marcellus’ tombstone

×