The History of the Mausoleum of Augustus

One of the most significant monuments in Rome is the Mausoleum of Augustus. In its over 2,000 years of existence the Mausoleum has lived several lives, but during the last 80 years it has been abandoned.

Thanks to Fondazione TIM, the Mausoleum will soon be restored to its former glory.  How to celebrate and create engagement around the restoration project?

We launched a dedicated website, on desktop and mobile, where everyone can relive the magnificent story of Augustus and the Mausoleum through a stunning online experience. An interactive journey in twelve chapters, made possible with the support of the most innovative 3D and WebGL technologies.  The idea is to illustrate each age of the Mausoleum with a specific Roman symbol, made up of small fragments. At the end of each chapter, each symbol breaks up into thousands of pieces and then reassembles in a new figure, representing the following age.

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