"Arco di Settimio Severo" Roman Forum - Arch of Septimius Severus Tip by Tijavi
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A much later addition to the Forum than Arco di Tito on the other end of Via Sacra, the Arco di Settimio Severo (Arch of Septimus Severus) was built in AD 203 to celebrate Roman victory over ancient Parthians (now in modern day Iran).
Hailed as one of the finest examples of its kind, one of the main distinguishing features are the two lateral arches on both sides, which frame the main arch on the center. Exquisite reliefs depicting Roman military victories adorn the face and base of the arch. On the spandrels are reliefs of Winged Victories.
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