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Italy-0093 – Castel Sant’Angelo (Mausoleum of Hadrian)
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The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant’Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum.
It was erected on the right bank of the Tiber, between 135 AD and 139 AD. Hadrian’s ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138 AD, together with those of his wife Sabina, and his first adopted son, Lucius Aelius, who also died in 138 AD.
Much of the tomb contents and decoration has been lost since the building’s conversion into a military fortress in 401.
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