The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy

The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy
The Arch of Titus is the oldest of the two remaining arches on the Roman Forum and one of three in Rome proper. The arch was built in 81-85 AD to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem over the Jewish Zealots.
The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy
In 79 AD Titus succeeded his father as emperor of the Roman Empire. He died just two years later, in September 81 AD. The popular emperor was soon deified by the Roman Senate. Emperor Domitian, Titus’s brother and successor, commissioned the construction of the Arch of Titus that same year to honor his late brother and to commemorate the victory in the Jewish War. The arch was dedicated in 85 AD with large festivities.
The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy
The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy
The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy
The Arch of Titus – Rome Italy

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