Monday, September 15, 2008

L'arco dell'imperatore Tito

The Arch of Titus is a Pentelic marble triumphal arch with a single arched opening, located on the Via Sacra just to the south-east of the Forum in Rome. It was constructed by the emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus (born AD 41, emperor 79-81), commemorating the capture and sack of Jerusalem in 70, which effectively terminated the Jewish war begun in 66 (although the Romans did not achieve complete victory until the fall of Masada in73).

The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century.


RONeiluke, RN September 15, 2008 at 4:33 AM  

im reading angels and demons again :) thanks to your blog... hehehe!

NoTy But Nice Zhoe September 17, 2008 at 7:54 AM  

wow.. wish i could visit there someday..

donya michy September 17, 2008 at 5:33 PM  

so what's the use of the said arch?


NEOLLE September 17, 2008 at 9:54 PM  

I had a hard time looking for the comments link. :)

I wish I can visit Italy. My wife and I are loves to visit Europe. Im sure the kids will love it too.

Ailecgee September 18, 2008 at 8:12 PM  

Nice to see those historical places on your photos. Enjoying it!

Btw, I got a tag for you, Chelle. Hope you can see it if you have time.