"Arch of Titus" Roman Forum - Arch of Titus Tip by monica71

Roman Forum - Arch of Titus, Rome: 38 reviews and 84 photos

  Arch of Titus
by monica71
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      Arch of Titus
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This is the oldest surviving arch in Rome and it has only one opening. It is very simple and just beautiful! I found it very interesting to hear that Napoleon liked this arch so much that he ordered his architects to reproduce this in Paris. The results of his orders are the Arc du Triomphe de Carrousel (a life-size imitation of the Arch of Septimius Severus) and the more famous Arc du Triomphe, which maintains the exact proportions of the Arch of Titus, though several times larger.

The Arch of Titus was built at the order of Domitian to commemorate emperor Titus and his victory in Jerusalem. Titus died suddenly during a plague in 81 AD, only after 2 years of ruling Rome. The construction of the arch lasted 4 years.

Address: inside Roman Forum
Directions: the arch is located close to the exit to Colosseum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 22, 2009
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