Tomb of Caecilia Metella (Exterior)

Tomb of Caecilia Metella, view from southwest side.

The Tomb of Caecilia Metella is located three miles outside of Rome on the well-traveled Via Appia. It is thought to be dedicated to Caecilia Metella of the noble Caecilius Metellus family of ancient Rome. The original structure was composed of a cylindrical drum atop a square pedestal with a dedicatory inscription on its west side (facing Via Appia). Since the Tomb’s construction sometime during the 1st century BC, it has undergone various architectural transformations that have resulted in its present day form. This page serves to provide a general overview of what is known about the Tomb and how it has evolved over time.

For the official webpage of the Tomb of Caecilia Metella, click here.

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