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Italy-0618 - Triumphal Arch

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The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch, 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 A.D.. Dedicated in 315 A.D., it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome.

 

The arch is 21 m high, 25.9 m wide and 7.4 m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11.5 m high and 6.5 m wide, the lateral archways 7.4 m by 3.4 m each. The top (called attic) is brickwork reveted with marble.

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Taken on October 10, 2010