The Arches of Titus and Constantine of Rome!

Ok folks, I am staying in Rome. Going around on public transports mostly the bus and lots of walks, love it. I like to tell you about two arches , briefly that I saw while walking our way around Rome! I am updating text and links using older pictures; hope you enjoy it as I. Therefore, here are the Arches of Titus and Constantine, my version!

The arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, located between the Colosseum and the Palatine. Nowadays it is in the area of the Celio, the ancient road of triumphs. It was built by the Roman Senate to commemorate the victory of Constantine at the Milvian Bridge against Maxence in 312, and his 10 years of power. It was placed near the Colosseum and the Meta Sudans, Constantine wanting to associate his reign with that of the Flavian dynasty which had erected these monuments. Inaugurated in 315, it is the last of the series of triumphal archs in Rome, in which it is distinguished by its systematic of re-use of previous monuments.  The arch of Constantine measures 21.10 meters high, 25.7 meters wide and 7.4 meters deep. It has three bays: the central bay is the largest, with 11.5 meters high for 6.5 meters wide, while the side passages measure 7.4 meters high for 4.4 meters wide. The lower part of the monument is constructed of marble blocks, while the upper part, the attic, is made of brick masonry coated with a marble veneer. A staircase is laid out in the thickness of the arch; it is accessed by a door located up on the side of the Palatine.  The decor of the arch of Constantine reuse massively fragments of older monuments. On this commemorative monument of Constantine’s victory, the new historical frieze representing its Italian campaign is the most important reason: it celebrates the emperor, both in its military and civil functions. Sideway is Constantino and afar is Titus on 1 pic below! 2 pic shows Constantino in repairs.

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The arch of Titus is an arch of Roman triumph at a balcony erected in Rome by Emperor Domitian in year 81 to celebrate the victories of his brother Titus during the Judean war between 66 and 73 . The arch was built after Titus ‘ death. The arch borders the Clivus, near its intersection with the Sacred Way, at the top of the Velia in Summa Sacra Via in the present old Rome. It is possible that it was slightly moved to the south and turned during the construction of the Temple of Venus.  The arch of Titus was erected to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. The statues that decorate the arch, including two bronze elephants, are found on the Via Sacra (sacred way)  between 535 and 536. The arch of Titus  is integrated into a fortress of frangipani during the Middle Ages. A room is built in the upper part of the vaulted passage. The room was liberated from the buildings around 1822 and was rebuilt . It reconstitutes a large part of the upper part and the outer half of the two pillars with travertine. The frieze and inscription are therefore preserved only on the side facing the Colosseum.

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The arch of Titus, covered with marble of the Pentelic, is composed only of one arch against three for the arch of Constantine for example. It is 13.50 meters wide, 15.40 meters high and 4.75 meters deep. The vault reaches 8.30 meters high and 5.36 meters from wide. Each façade is adorned with two pairs of columns engaged in the two pillars of the arch. The columns stand on square pedestals and frame small rectangular niches dug into the pillars. The upper part, the attic, is 4.40 meters high. It is on the attic that the inscription is engraved which is preserved only on the eastern side. The Arch summit was adorned with a bronze statuary group comprising an elephant-drawn quadriga in which the Emperor was shown as a god.

The Rome tourist office on the Arch of Constantinehttps://www.turismoroma.it/en/places/arch-costantine

The Archeological park of the Colosseum on the Arch of Titushttps://parcocolosseo.it/en/marvels/arch-of-titus/

There you walking you can see more and find amazing buildings even if again old stones which I know very well.These are wonderful buildings of another era amazing still standing, love to see the arches of Constantine and Titus of Rome. Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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