Rome’s lonely pyramid gets a new lease of life

Yes, there is a pyramid in Rome.  A Roman pyramid, but a pyramid nonetheless.  Actually, it is the only surviving Egyptian-style pyramid of Antiquity still standing in Rome (once there were four). It belonged to a man named Caius Cestius…

As featured in The Guardian article. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

As featured in The Guardian article. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

It received a much needed conservation treatment last year… and it is now opened to the public.  I have seen the exterior of this little monument many years ago, but never the inside. (It’s was so long ago that I don’t even have a digital picture of it.) I should visit it again the next time I am in Rome; it’s not on my bucket list, but every Egyptologist should go see it and not just from the outside!

You can read this article in The Guardian about the conservation treatment, Rome’s lonely Pyramid of Cestius gets a new lease of life.