The Arch of Titus (Italian: Arco di Tito; Latin: Arcus Titi) is a 1st-century AD honorific arch, located on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in c. 81 AD by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus's official deification or consecratio and the victory of Titus together with their father, Vespasian, over the Jewish rebellion in Judaea. The arch contains panels depicting the triumphal procession celebrated in 71 AD after the Roman victory culminating in the fall of Jerusalem, and provides one of the few contemporary depictions of artifacts of Herod's Temple. It became a symbol of the Jewish diaspora, and the menorah depicted on the arch served as the model for the menorah used as the emblem of the state of Israel.
The arch has provided the general model for many triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
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Larry Gasper | Feb 27, 2018
Its such an amazing places around there. Every corner you turn you see something so unique. Loved it.
Francisco Vanguardia | Dec 23, 2017
This arch depicts the siege of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple in 70 A.D. Looking up, you’ll see images of Roman soldiers plundering the religious treasures of the Jews after destroying the Temple. The arch depicts this as a great victory, while Believers would say otherwise. This arch fulfills prophecy, including Mark 13:2. Wow! Imposing structure at one end of the Roman Forum, on the Via Sacra. It can easily be seen from outside the Forum, from the area near the Capitoline Hill. It was erected towards the end of the first century by emperor Domitian after the death of his brother Titus, to honour him and his successes in various battles. It is a well constructed arch with some really lovely details. It is worth visiting and having a close look at it, especially for those who love history, art and architecture. It was fascinating reading the informational sign about the arch. Viewing the siege of Judea from Roman eyes was different for me just because I had learned about this part of history via supplemental Bible study in regards to Jewish Christians who fled ahead of the destruction. It's definitely interesting from a general historical view.
Rasp Berry | Mar 26, 2018
Nicely preserved reliefs, you can see description of roman conquering the Jerusalem, and carrying the treasure from temple. The loot from this campain was used to finance the construction of Collosseum.
Andrew Kan | Jan 20, 2018
Impressive arch. It's ancient and still in good condition. Study the details on the arch.
Michelle Louise | Mar 10, 2018
We got lost and ended up here! Outstanding buildings all around I must say.
Rohit Subbayya | May 11, 2018
A beautiful arch. The original inscription of the SPQR is found here. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the colosseum area. Do not miss the Roman forums as well. Take a guided tour to better understand it's history.
Michael Stephens | Jul 4, 2018
Grand and impressive! It just stands there, out of time, literally as much as it is ancient. It's the gateway to the Forum just a few hundred yards away where other arches stand.
Rasp Berry | Apr 7, 2018
Nicely preserved reliefs, you can see description of roman conquering the city of Jerusalem, and carrying the treasure from temple. The loot from this campain was used to finance the construction of Collosseum few years later.
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