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Arco di Tito, Rome

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The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century AD. honorific arch, located on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in c. AD. 82 by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus's victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem . The arch has provided the general model for many triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
Based on the style of sculptural details, Domitian's favored architect Rabirius, sometimes credited with the Colosseum, may have executed the arch. Without contemporary documentation, however, attributions of Roman buildings on basis of style are considered shaky.
The medieval Latin travel guide Mirabilia Urbis Romae noted the monument, writing: "the arch of the Seven Lamps of Titus and Vespasian;
The Frangipani family turned it into a fortified tower in the Middle Ages. It was one of the first buildings sustaining a modern restoration, starting with Raffaele Stern in 1817 and continued by Valadier under Pius VII in 1821, with new capitals and with travertine masonry, distinguishable from the original. The restoration was a model for the country side of Porta Pia.
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  • This the smallest of the three arches near the Roman Forum and in my opinion the most interesting. It commemeorates the victory over the Jewish people and some of the sculptures shows Jewish religious...  more »
  • Located at the southern end of Foro Romano, it's always crowded with tourists because it's close to the Colosseum. Standing on a small hill, you can see the Foro Romano.
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  • The Arch of Titus is a massive single arched four square structure at the foot of the Palatine Hill.It commemorates the victories of Titus and Vespasian in the Jewish Wars of 70-71AD and was erected a...  more »
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  • Start from here and listen to the Rick Steve audio tour of the roman forum it’s vey interesting and immersive. I found out so much for free and it’s great place to start your tour going from arch to arch.
  • When visiting the Coliseum do not leave without going to the side where the gate is located. Just amazing architecture you have to stop and admire.
  • If u love to get sm sun tan go ahead...or else look for a cooler times to visit...ancient ruins...just a walk through. We visited at peak of summer august end n tourist time..wasnt easy walking thru but yes a one time visit for sure
  • Amazing piece of history, it tells about the conquest of Jerusalem and the distruction of the Jewish holy temple. A true evidence that Israel is the home of the Jewish people.
  • One of many beauties in Rome, with more than 1900 years.
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