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The Altar of Peace, located on the northern outskirts of Rome, is an altar in honor of the goddess of peace.
The altar was erected by the Rissian Senate to commemorate the return of the emperor Augustus from Gaul and Spain in 13 BC. The consecration of the altar took place in January 9 BC. and marked the beginning of the era of 'Roman peace'.
After the fall of the empire, the altar was flooded by the Tiber. In 1568, parts of the sculptural reliefs of the altar were found in the Villa Medici, in the Vatican, in the Uffizi and in the Louvre. In 1857, a series of archaeological excavations were carried out, which made it possible to completely reconstruct the altar.
In 2006, the building -"cap" was opened, specially designed to protect the remains of the altar from bad weather. The building was designed by Richard Meyer.
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