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Arch of Septimius Severus

Address: Rome, Italy
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Ranked #141 of 688 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It is an amazing experience to finally be there and see monuments such as the Arch of Septimius Severus with your own eyes. Allow plenty of time for the whole Forum and make sure you have a good guide book or audio guide.

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Tehran, Iran
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

gratly preserved monument in ancient rome's site with beautiful carvings dates back about 2000 years.somehow, a twin of Constantine arch of vitory.worth visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Stand and just look you can imagine the conquering roman army's marching through this arch to the adulation of the roman citizens. A good vantage point to appreciate the arch. Exit the forum by the gate behind the arch. Go down the steps not up. You come to a square walk over to the right and you can see right... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very beautiful monument in the heart of City of Rome:The white marble Arch of Septimius Severus (Italian: Arco di Settimio Severo) at the northwest end of the Roman Forum is a triumphal arch dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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