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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 631 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 according to the inscriptions on the East and west sides (in latin) Praetor, Tribune of the people, and member of the college of Septemviri Epulonum or priests officiating at the sacrificial banquets. Cestius died B.C. 30 and this tomb was built in eleven months under the direction of L Pontius Mela and the freedman Pothus, (so says the inscription) The present level of the land around is twenty or more feet above its base which was excavated in 1663 by Alexander 7th It is built of brick and covered with marble blocks. One hundred and eleven feet high, and eighty seven feet wide on each side- The vault with^in^ is sixteen by thirteen feet-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In this protestant cemetery are buried the strangers from many nations- The heart of the poet Shelley (1822) was buried there- His body was burned in the bay of Spezzia where it was washed ashore-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Continuing our ride down the dusty road beside the muddy Tiber, a mile, we pass, on our left, the neglected little chapel beside the road where tradition says St Paul and St Peter took leave of each other on their last journey, where a little shop does a lively business in selling Catholic roseries [sic]-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 [-Pyramid of Cestius-]  

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