Jan 21, 2013

Arch of Constantine

The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill













It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312













Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome and the only to make extensive use if spolia re-using several major relliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments which give a striking and famous stylist contrast the sculpture newly created for the arch













It is 21 m hight, 25,9 m wide and 7,4 m deep. It has three archways, the central one being 11,5 me high and 6,5 m wide, the lateral archways 7,4 m by 3,4 m each.
The top is brickwork reveted with marble





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