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The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar dedicated by Augustus in 9 BC to the Peace in the Augustan age, and is intended to symbolize peace and prosperity achieved as a result of the Pax Romana, after the business of Gaul and Spain. It’s situated in the Campus Martius. It 'a mixture of Greek and Roman art Surrounded by a rectangular enclosure, has a refined decoration in relief with reminiscent ...

The Ara Pacis Augustae is an altar dedicated by Augustus in 9 BC to the Peace in the Augustan age, and is intended to symbolize peace and prosperity achieved as a result of the Pax Romana, after the business of Gaul and Spain. It’s situated in the Campus Martius.
It 'a mixture of Greek and Roman art
Surrounded by a rectangular enclosure, has a refined decoration in relief with reminiscent images (from Romulus to Remo to Aeneas), with two entrances to the altar placed on the short side.
The altar consists of a podium of three steps on each side, which rests on a base that has five steps only on one front, where walked the priest who officiated the sacrifice on the altar, used for offerings of the remains of animals. On the face of the base shows the text of the "Res Gestae Divi Augusti," the story of the political life of the Emperor.
Currently, the Ara Pacis Augustae, after several renovations, the last led to an endless debate on the aesthetics aspects of the building that contains it, is part of a museum. After visiting the Ara Pacis Augustae, before we find the Mausoleum of Augustus, circular monument of about 87 m. in diameter, the Emperor wanted to collect himself and his loved ones.

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