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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Rome 664

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 In front of the temples of Vespasian and concordia [sic] – a little lower down the slope, stands the “triumphal arch of Septimius Severus” erected AD 203 in honor of Empr- Severus and his Sons Caracalla and Geta to commemorate his victories over the Arabians, Parthians and Adiabeni, as shown by the lengthy inscriptions in which the name of Geta was obliterated by Emp’ Caracalla after he murdered him, his own brother-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 It was formerly surmounted by brazen chariot and six horses and Severus crowned with victory-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Has three passages, and the excavation shows the ancient paved street descending, which is now fifteen or eighteen feet below the present street that passes to the left and front of the arch-

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The pannel, pediments and friezes are covered with bas-relief and alto-relievo sculpture which shows the inferiority of that age-

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 At the right end (as shown in the large photo) is the remains of the imperial “Rostra”, or orators tribune, a mound of bricks +c at the end of a short circular wall, close by the arch, the ideal central point of the city and the Empire-

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 At the other end of this short circular wall, close by the present arch

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 [-Arch of Severus-]

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