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Arch of Septimius Severus (Rome)

Арка Септимия Севера (Рим)

 

 

 

 

 

Description Arch of Septimius Severus

One of the best preserved arches on the Forum is the magnificent arch, built in 203 AD in honor of the tenth anniversary of the rule of Septimius Severus. If you have good vision or binoculars, you can read the name of the Emperor Septimius himself, along with the Emperor Caracalla. Septimius initially also ordered the introduction of the name of his second son Geta, but he was less fortunate. He was killed by his brother Caracalla, and his name was barbarously removed from the arch. Now his name is barely noticeable. In the Middle Ages, a central arch, half buried in the ground and debris, was used to shelter a hairdresser.

 

 

 

Arch of Septimius Severus (Rome)

Arch of Septimius Severus (Rome)

 

 

 

 

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