domenica 21 luglio 2024

Candia Mausoleum

Mausoleo Candia ad Aquileia | Foto: © Gianluca Baronchelli
The burial mausoleum, reconstructed (inappropriately) within the ancient city in 1956, through private funding, was discovered in pieces in the Roncolon area along the Roman road to Tergeste (Trieste). It comprises an enclosure protected by two lions, with a high base with relief decorations, surmounted by a circular, temple-like structure that guards the statue of the toga-clad deceased. Although heavily patched up with modern materials, the mausoleum is an example of a great Augustan burial monument, one that would have belonged to an eminent figure in the city.