Museo dell'Ara Pacis - Exterior

Right Side - facing the Mausoleo di Augusto

Toward the front of the museum, side stairs lead to a doorway to galleries on the lower level, which include reliefs closely related to the Ara Pacis and exceptionally well conceived educational displays and video. Preserved as part of the 2006 museum is the travertine wall of the 1938 pavilion, carved and inset with bronze letters, based on the 1938 edition of Augustus' classic account of his accomplishment, the Res Gestae.