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  Top of the VIa Sacra - Titus' Arch
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Erected by Domitian in 81 AD in recognition of the sacking of Jerusalem by his father Vespasian and his brother, Titus, thirteen years earlier.
This arch stands on the high point of the Via Sacra or Sacred Way in the Roman Forum.
Emperor Vespasian had a unique claim to fame inasmuch as stained clothing used to be soaked in urine and a smart entrepreneur cornered the market in its collection so Vespasian put a tax on it! Surely the only time in history?

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  • Written Apr 12, 2003
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