Photographer's Note

The Arch of Constantine."The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palantine Hill.Erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.
Dedicated in 315, it is the largest Roman triumphal arch.The Arch spans the 'Via trumphalis', the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.

Though dedicated to Constantine, much of the decorative material incorporated earlier work from the time of the emperors Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138) and Marcu Aurelius (161-180) and is thus a collage."
The Arch is 21m high, 25.9m wide and 7.4m deep.
It is quite amazing that it stands so complete and comparatively unspoilt after all this time.
We were on a 'whistle stop' tour of Rome, just there for a day, so we need to return and take our time at appreciating the city and all its' treasures.
Thanks for looking.

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