Arco di Tito

Via Sacra 1, Rome

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The Arch of Titus (Italian: Arco di Tito; Latin: Arcus Titi) 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 (AD 70). 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.
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  • Errol Berry

    5
    - 15 July 2018 -

    Part of the Forum area, nice cold water fountain nearby. We learned from our guide that this arch has depictions of the Romans plundering the conquered lands, has a Jewish minora on it.

  • Milen Dimitrov

    5
    - 13 July 2018 -

    Great Arch, still standing almost 2000 years after being constructed, on the Via Sacra in Rome - the triumphal way of the Roman legions. This arch is built by Domitian in 1st Century AD and depicts, among other things, the sack of Jerusalem by Roman armies of Titus (hence the name). It is accessible only from the forum, not from the Colosseum.

  • Michael Stephens

    5
    - 04 July 2018 -

    Grand and impressive! It just stands there, out of time, literally as much as it is ancient. It's the gateway to the Forum just a few hundred yards away where other arches stand.

  • Rohit Subbayya

    5
    - 11 May 2018 -

    A beautiful arch. The original inscription of the SPQR is found here. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the colosseum area. Do not miss the Roman forums as well. Take a guided tour to better understand it's history.

  • Greca Mcknight

    5
    - 03 May 2018 -

    If you love history... You'll love it.

  • Rasp Berry

    5
    - 07 April 2018 -

    Nicely preserved reliefs, you can see description of roman conquering the city of Jerusalem, and carrying the treasure from temple. The loot from this campain was used to finance the construction of Collosseum few years later.

  • Larry Gasper

    5
    - 27 February 2018 -

    Its such an amazing places around there. Every corner you turn you see something so unique. Loved it.

  • Andrew Kan

    4
    - 20 January 2018 -

    Impressive arch. It's ancient and still in good condition. Study the details on the arch.

  • Francisco Vanguardia

    5
    - 23 December 2017 -

    This arch depicts the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. Looking up, you’ll see images of Roman soldiers plundering the religious treasures of the Jews after destroying the Temple. The arch depicts this as a great victory, while Believers would say otherwise. This arch fulfills prophecy, including Mark 13:2. Wow! Imposing structure at one end of the Roman Forum, on the Via Sacra. It can easily be seen from outside the Forum, from the area near the Capitoline Hill. It was erected towards the end of the first century by emperor Domitian after the death of his brother Titus, to honour him and his successes in various battles. It is a well constructed arch with some really lovely details. It is worth visiting and having a close look at it, especially for those who love history, art and architecture. It was fascinating reading the informational sign about the arch. Viewing the siege of Judea from Roman eyes was different for me just because I had learned about this part of history via supplemental Bible study in regards to Jewish Christians who fled ahead of the destruction. It's definitely interesting from a general historical view.

  • Thom F

    5
    - 27 October 2017 -

    Was in the cgp latin books. 10x more interesting if u know the history behind it.

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