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Fallen Arches, Rome


The white marble Arch of Septimius Severus at the northeast end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the Parthians of 194/195 and 197-199.

The arch was raised on a travertine base originally approached by steps from the Forum’s ancient level. The central archway, spanned by a richly coffered semicircular vault, has lateral openings to each side archway, a feature copied in many Early Modern triumphal arches.  www.kerstenbeck.com

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One response

  1. Holy smokes, Erik, this is just such an awesome image. Love the details, lot’s to take in. Great capture! Top drawer!!

    January 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

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