The Arch of Titus

This was shot during a blustery December afternoon while exploring Rome. It is difficult to convey the size and scope of these structures with a camera. If you look closely, you can see some people in the distant archways – this gives you an idea how immense all of this truly is!

The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century honorific arch located on the Via Sacra, Rome,  just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus’ victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem in 70AD. The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century. Perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, completed in 1836.

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4 responses

  1. But it’s some Archs who are lefted after Lutétia(Paris) was abandoned by the Roman empire, I could show them if you’re coming to Paris, they’re small… And it’s a lot of tracks in Île-de-France… Châtelet was Lutétia/Lutèce/Paris…

    September 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

  2. fantastic to think of all these walls have seen

    September 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

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