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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 643 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of the hour we could not resist the temptation to take a first glance into the famed Colosseum but as we are contemplating two full visits there I will reserve my description

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 From the arch of Constantine our road home turns square to the left and at once reach a district that is full of the ruins of ancient Rome. Temples, Forums, Basilicas, arches ^of^ which ground, modern Rome has made but little use-

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On this road a quarter of a mile from the Colosseum we pass under the triumphal arch of Titus on the summit of the Velia, and dedicated to him in AD 81 by his successor Domitian in commemoration of his victory over the Jews, as shown by the inscriptions.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In the middle ages it was constructed into a fortress with pinnacles on the top, when those were subsequently removed it was necessary to partially reconstruct, which is recorded in another inscription.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Some of the marble work in the arch beneath is said to have come from the Temple of Jeruselem [sic]- The arch is covered With several fine relives “Titus crowned by victory”, “triumphal procession with the captive Jews, table with showbread, candelabrum with seven branches” +c

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 [-Arch of Titus-]

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