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Arco di Settimio Severo
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Owner description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Located very close to the temple of Saturn, this 3rd century triumphal arch is one of the best preserved relics in the Forum.
Even today, some of the text on this gorgeous arch is still visible.
Like many relics of the Forum, this arch spent most of the Middle Ages under piles of ruble.

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Reviewed 29 November 2013

This gigantic arch if one of the great monuments of the Roman Forum. It is a magnificent triple arch erected in 203 C.E. in honor of the emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Geta and Caracalla (although Caracalla later killed his brother and had all images and references to him erased). We recently were fortunate to be able to tour the Roman Forum at night, and the arch was beautiful -- the air was humid and it made the light shining through the arch shimmer. Absolutely amazing!

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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This triumphal arch was built by the Emperor Septimius Severus in 203 AD to commemorate his victories over the Parthians. It also honored his two sons. It stands at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and indirectly creates a symmetry of the Forum with the Arch of Titus at the other end. You can see the arch from the roadway without entering the Forum, but why do that?

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

The reliefs above the lateral arches show scenes from the wars in Parthia. The arch is a tribute to the victories of Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta. Geta's name was later removed from the inscription at the top of the arch after Caracalla (his brother) had him killed. It ends up being a tribute to an emperor and the two sons who couldn't rule together. Fortunately, it's a beautiful arch that has withstood the test of time. People confuse it with the Arch of Constantine, which is near the Colosseum. They both have triple arches, but the scenes of battle and inscription on the Arch of Septimius Severus are very different.

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This is a part of Roman Forum. It is a triumphal and very beautiful arch. One of the most well preserved site in the forum. Nice photo opportunity.

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