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(Città Metropolitana di Roma, Lazio)
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"Incredible art and Full of history"

For those interested in visiting ancient sites, this place must make it to their itinerary. It is one of the most impressive and captivating Roman monuments. The carvings and sculptures at the altar enclosure epitomize the height of Roman artistry. Ara Pacis is a splendid place to get an intimate insight into the magnificent reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor.

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Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar in Rome dedicated to Pax, the Roman goddess of Peace. The monument was commissioned by the Roman Senate on July 4, 13 BC to honor the return of Augustus to Rome after three years in Hispania and Gaul, and consecrated on January 30, 9 BC. Originally located on the northern outskirts of Rome, a Roman mile from the boundary of the pomerium on the west side of the Via Flaminia, it stood in the northeastern corner of the Campus Martius, the former flood plain of the Tiber River and gradually became buried under 4 metres of silt deposits. It was reassembled in its current location in 1938.


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