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Arch of Septimius Severus

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Address: Rome, Italy
Description: Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It's tucked in between the colliseum and the (main) forum. Not to be missed because of its preservation. As with many things, having a guide or guidebook to explain the history to you makes it so much more special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stunning to see something so old, and still intact and standing. With all the little carvings you can see so much hard work was put into it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Mostly intact and stunning to see still standing after all this time. Pop over and take pictures and admire it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Constructed out of white marble, the arch is a monument dedicated to the emperor, Septimius Severus. It's huge and it's hard to believe that it's still intact after almost two thousand years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

he arch of Septimus Severus appeared to be one of the best preserved structures in the Forum. It is located near the very back of the excavation farthest from the Colosseum. It amazes me that you can walk freely among the ruins and touch the structures.

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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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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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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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