Culture / History of Italy

Roman Empire anniversary commemorated… with flooding in Rome

2,000 years have passed since the death of Octavian Caesar Augustus, the first Roman Emperor after the demise of the Roman Republic ruled by the Senate.

Octavian’s Mausoleum in Rome is unfortunately (but predictably) closed, but at least it was opened yesterday to honor the Emperor. The opening and the guided visits took place regularly despite the flooding of the ditch caused by a broken pipe.

In general, the anniversary didn’t attract much media attention due to the lack of a real agenda of public events.

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