Egypt.

The ancient pyramid old Cestius, In Rome not far from the Colluseum.. it is not as tall as some of the Egyptian pyramids, and it is much steeper. It houses the tomb of Cestius and was built 2000 years ago in 330 days according to his wish.  

 

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it is not frequented my many tourists and the only way into the grounds is through an old cemetery, in fact a non Catholic cemetery  

Both Keats and Goethe are buried here and their headstones would get more visitors than the pyramid.  

 Goethe

Goethe

 Keats, his name is not on the headstone as it is 'writ in water'  

Keats, his name is not on the headstone as it is 'writ in water'  

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Now, in terms of structural bearing, the Pyramid of Cestius is too steep and more pointed when compared to its Egyptian counterparts. This may have demonstrated the Roman engineering prowess (or mistake), with the tapering end possibly achieved due to the use of concrete as the core building material (curtained by bricks and the clad with Luni marble).

However in spite of this dimensional ‘mismatch’, the construction of the Roman pyramid might have been influenced by its African counterparts. In historical terms, Egypt was already absorbed as one of the provinces of Rome by 30 BC. But arguably more interesting is the scenarios pertaining to the Roman military expedition to Kushite territory (northern Sudan) in 23 BC. This invasion endeavor might have played its part its ‘inspiring’ role – because the steeper facade ratios of the Pyramid of Cestius are more akin to the extant Nubian pyramids designed by the Kingdom of Kush.

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 Harri and Monte make a visit to (Egypt) 

Harri and Monte make a visit to (Egypt) 

 Some carefully preserved and ancient mosaicing.  

Some carefully preserved and ancient mosaicing.