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Rome: The Arch of Titus


This well-preserved arch at the eastern end of the Roman Forum was erected in AD 81 by the Flavian emperor Domitian,  commemorating Roman military victories in Judea under his brother Titus and his father Vespacian. The Arch of Titus was built soon after the completion of the nearby Colosseum.

The single archway, noted for its fine proportions, contains an inscription and relief sculptures of Roman victory celebrations or Triumphs.  The photo dates from the 1890's.

[Fig.1: Arch of Titus (Athena Review Image Archive).]

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