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Boog van Constantijn

Near the Colosseum - Rome(IT), 11 juni 2009.

(Shot from the Colosseum in the morning, with the Palatine Hill in the background.)

 

De Boog van Constantijn is een triomfboog in Rome, opgericht ter herinnering aan de overwinning van Constantijn de grote op Maxentius tijdens de slag bij de Milvische brug in 312 na Christus. Het 25 meter hoge monument is gemaakt van marmer en baksteen, en werd voltooid in het jaar 315 na Christus.

 

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The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312. Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by spolia, the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.

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