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A view of the thick, but hollow, cylindrical core—looking up at the truncated remnant of the originally 140-high structure. The burial urn of Augustus was probably placed within this hollow core. It originally supported a large bronze statue of Augustus on the top that was visible from the outside to all.
It looks like it was made out of Roman bricks and cement. I assume that it originally was faced with marble.
The "spiral" looking fan at the top, is the modern covering to preserve it.