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Arch of Titus

Located on the via sacra, this arch was constructed by the emperor Domitian after the death of his older brother, emperor Titus, who ruled from 79 to 81 A.D. This arch commemorates their father, the emperor Vespasian as well. Military victories are shown on the arch, such as the siege of Jerusalem which occurred in 70 A.D. This arch deifies Titus,…

Arch of Titus

When Vespasian became emperor, he was fighting a war in Judea. His son Titus took over the war and finished off the Judean rebels, using the spoils for building projects (Flavian Amphitheatre). After Vespasian died, Titus only held power for 18 months with terribly bad luck (fire, disease, crop failure). The arch was built by Domitian to…

Arch of Titus Frieze Detail

This image depicts a frieze from the Arch of Titus, which was built by Domitian shortly after Titus's death in 81 AD to commemorate and deify Titus. This frieze detail shows Titus's triumphal procession following his successful sacking of Jerusalem during the Jewish War, and thus shows the display of riches, plunder, and foreign prisoners during…

The Arch of Titus

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A Roman Triumphal Arch, The Arch of Titus, which was erected by Domitian in 81 C.E., stands at the foot of the Palatine Hill on the Via Sacra in the Roman Forum. The Arch of Titus commemorates the victories of Domitian's Father, Vespasian and brother, Titus in the Jewish Wars in Judea.