The Pyramid of Cestius was built in the 1st century BC along the Via Ostiense, as usual at that time. Despite that, it is one of the most unusual funerary monuments in Rome.
At first sight, one might believe to be in Egypt, or maybe in Las Vegas.
But it is in the center of Rome, in the Ostiense district, and with a 20-minute walk you can reach the Colosseum. Instead, the Via Ostiense takes you to Ostia, the ancient port of Rome.
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