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The Tomb of Cecilia Metella

The Tomb of Cecilia Metella

Erected c50 B.C. for the daughter of Q. Cecilius Metellus Creticus, the wife of Marcus Grassus.

The cylindrical structure, faced with travertine and crowned with a marble frieze,
stands on a square base; the battlements are a later addition!

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