Tag Archives: Rome cemetery

Cemetery of the Week #32: The Mausoleum of Augustus

The Mausoleum of Augustus Piazza Augusto Imperatore Rome, Italy Founded: 28 BCE Number of Interments: none any longer Open: only with a tour group The Mausoleum of Augustus was built in 28 BCE as the tomb of Julius Caesar’s adopted … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #29: the Roman Pantheon

The Pantheon Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy Telephone: +39 06 68300230 Established: 27 BC Number of Interments: 5 Open: Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, New Year’s … Continue reading

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Cemeteries in the Summer

I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a lush, green cemetery in the summertime.  Flowers blooming, birds singing, soft breezes at play, and beautiful statuary:  what could be more relaxing? I’ve listed my favorites below, but I’m hoping you’ll also … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about Skulls and Skeletons

Skulls and Skeletons: Human Bone Collections and Accumulations by Christine Quigley My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was waiting for someone to pull all this information together into one place! Quigley’s introductory chapter collects all the statistics about the … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #15: The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome

The Capuchin Catacomb of Rome Chiesa di Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini Via Vittorio Veneto, 27 Rome, Italy 00187 Telephone: 06/4871185 Decorations completed: 1764 Number of skeletons used to decorate the chapels: 4000 Size: 6 small rooms Open: 9-noon, … Continue reading

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