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Arch of Septimius Severus

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Description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.
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This arch seems to be out of place like so many other things in Rome....but in a good way. It's beautiful and massive and you can get good phones from the Colosseum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This arch seems to be out of place like so many other things in Rome....but in a good way. It's beautiful and massive and you can get good phones from the Colosseum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This arch is located at the end of the Roman Forum and is impressive. Architecture is wonderful and the carvings are so detailled and beautiful that you have to see this. A piece of masterwork.. Its done 2000 yrs ago so imagine the tools they had so building such an arch...wow..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

One thing about Roman monuments is that everything is really ancient. And the same case is with this arch. Situated towards the exit of the Colosseum, this arch is also about 2000 plus years old. A good piece of ancient architecture. Makes for a fabulous backdrop for photographs now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Located at the western end of the Forum, the arch commemorates battle victories of the emperor at that time, Septimus Serverus. The intricate detail is really impressive and much of it is contained within either the large main arch or one of the two smaller arches on either side. For being nearly two thousand years old, this is a remarkable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Visited here in June. This is the white marble arch at the northwest end of the Roman Forum. The arch was dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Arch of Septimius Severus is well preserved when compared with many other historical structure in the immediate area. It was erected in honor of Septimius and his sons and is worthy of a short visit and some photos.Either purchase a guide book to learn about this structure or better yet, hire a guide who knows all the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Everyone will visit the Colosseum and the Forum and this should be on the list - its a marble arch that stands out from the ruins as it is still mostly intact

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Arch of Septimius Severus is a three arched triumphal structure made of white marble and stands 23 metres tall and 25 metres wide. You can find it at the end of Via Sacra near Capitoline Hill in the heart of the Roman Forum. It was built in 203 AD in honour of Septimius Severus military victories over the Parthians.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very beautiful to see an very big also. We passed by it during the hop on hop off bus tour and it was great. I did not even know it existed, I was really glad I saw it and took a photo and a selfie. Must see. It is close to the Colosseum. It is really worth to see up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Probably the most original arch and it clearly depicts battles the Romans were proud of. It makes a great selfie spot too.

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