The Mausoleum of Augustus, built by Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus in the center of Rome 2,000 years ago, is a testament to Roman civilization and a glorification of his golden age, and serving as a burial place for success five emperors.

Emperor Augustus built the Mausoleum in 28 BC, following his victory over Queen Cleopatra in the Battle of Actium, to be the largest round-shape tomb in the world. The 12-meter-high Mausoleum, with a base diameter of 90 meters, is constructed of white stone. A 45-meter-high cylinder shape, topped by Augustus statue built of gold-plated bronze, sits in the middle of the Mausoleum, located in Piazza Augusto Imperatore in Rome. – KUNA