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Arco di Settimio Severo

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Address: 00186 Rome, Italy

Among the best preserved monuments of the Roman Forum.

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The arch of Septimius Severus is from about 200AD, it is massive and beautifully decorated. Slightly disappointed that traffic through it damage the lower parts of the columns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2016
Didcot, United Kingdom
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Didcot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The arch of Septimius Severus is from about 200AD, it is massive and beautifully decorated. Slightly disappointed that traffic through it damage the lower parts of the columns... still impressive and with lots of details to look at.

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

It's a nice arch. Beautiful piece of architecture, maybe close enough to the one in Paris. It's close to the Colosseum, so you won't miss it.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Situated within the Roman Forum another beautifully decorated arch. Similar to Constantines arch a lot of the carvings are taken from elsewhere and attached to the arch.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

How can something so old still show how detailed it was when first erected. It must have been spectacular 2000 years ago. One would have been blown away when it was new.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Arch of Septimius Severus is located at the western end of the Roman Forum, not far from the Altar of the Fatherland. It is probably the least preserved Arch out of the three but is still nice to walk around for photos. The Arch was dedicated in 203 AD for victories against the Parthians.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Arch of Titus, Arch of Constantine and this one: all splendid, although this one has stolen its decoration from past emperors! Great to view from the Colosseum as well as on he ground.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

It's in the corner of the forum. Lots of details. Nice place to spend a few minutes before leaving the Forum. Walk all around it the detail is breath taking.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

it stands in the corner of forum romanum. very detailed piece of art, looks beautyfull and is nice to be seen at the end of your walk on forum romanum

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This is the majestic triumphal arch , rather well-preserved and built by the Senate and Roman People in 203. The arch was meant to celebrate the end of the victorious enterprises against the Arabs and Parthians in 199. As the guide told us it was originally surmounted by a bronze quadriga. It has three barrel-vaults with compound columns and ornameted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

It was the Arch of triumph of Emperor Septimius Serverus a.p. in year 203; The reliefs commemorate the Emperor battles in Mesopotania and you see soldiers marching for victory; but later Rome's empire was crumbling.

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