17th century illustration of Monte Testaccio, an artificial mound in Rome, Italy. and the Pyramid of Cestius. See description for more information.

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17th century illustration of Monte Testaccio, an artificial mound in Rome, Italy. and the Pyramid of Cestius. See Stock Photo
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17th century illustration of Monte Testaccio, an artificial mound in Rome, Italy. and the Pyramid of Cestius. See description for more information.
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Monte Testaccio with Santo Stefano Rotondo and Pyramid of Cestius labelled. Engraving from third edition of "Mundus subterraneus, in Xll libros digestus" by Athanasius Kircher (1602–1680) published in Amsterdam by Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge & Filios, 1678. Kircher's scientific textbook discussing alchemy, geology, the origins of volcanoes, lakes, rivers, caves, gravity, the sun, the moon, tides, fossils, giants and more. Kircher saw first hand the eruptions of Aetna and Stromboli on Sicily and climbed into Vesuvius whilst researching for this book. Credit: Private Collection/AF Fotografie
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands