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Arch of Constantine near the Colosseum in Rome

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sat, 03/16/2013 - 08:25
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Arch of Constantine (Arco di Costantino) is located next to the Colosseum amphitheater. The arch was built on an ancient street “Via Triumphalis” in the year 315. Arch was built in honor of Emperor Constantine victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.

What sets this arch from similar structures in Rome?

  • This is the latest of the surviving Roman triumphal arches in Rome.
  • In the construction of arch were used parts of older buildings.
  • It is the only arch in Rome built to commemorate the victory in the Civil War (not on an external enemy.)

Arch has a height of 21 m, a width of 25.7 meters and a depth of 7.4 m.

The photo was taken during a tourist trip to Italy in February 2013.

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