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Arch of Septimius Severus

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #181 of 731 attractions in Rome
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is near the rear of the Roman Forum and it was built to commemorate Emperor Septimus Severus victories over the Parthians. One of the many historical buildings and monuments in the Roman Forum which makes it so interesting after reading about it in history.

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Chorzow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Even bigger then Arch of Titus, still looking great for his age. Can't miss, if you are on the Roman Forum. Truly immortalized a warrior!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Massive construction that makes a better impression than the Arch of Constantine (maybe because the second one was undergoing renovation). I believe there are more detailed and better shaped reliefs on the Arch of Septimus Severus than the other one.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

In common with other Roman Emperor's Septimus Severus had this Triumphal Arch erected to commemorate his successful wars against other peoples, this time the Parthians. It is located within the area of the Roman Forum and while it was badly looked after in times gone by it now stands proud as a testament to the power that was Rome.

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This Arch of Septimius Severus is part of the Forum and located near the back. It is one of most preserved monuments in Rome. There is no fee for seeing the Arch and Forum areas but be sure and wear comfortable shoes since the landscaping is uneven and rocky. A must see for anyone visiting Rome!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Located in the roman forum it is located near the back of the forum and is a magnificent image to see. We saw it on Friday.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Arch of Septimius Severus is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and majestic arches that still stand in the city of Rome. This should not be confused with the Arch of Constantine just beside the Colosseum, in fact it is located inside the Forum . Inside the forum itself there are two arches and tend to be easy to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 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... More

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 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... More

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