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Monuments of Rome - Arch of Constantine

Monuments of Rome - Arch of Constantine

One of the most important memorials of antiquity, the Arch of
highest and best preserved triumph in Rome.

Erected by the Senate in 315 AD, after the victory of Constantine on Maxentius at the Battle of Ponte Milvio to honour the 'liberator of the city and bringer of peace'. The reliefs that decorate it are partly the result of expolations of older arches and therefore have nothing to do with Constantine.
The monument underwent restoration work as early as the end of the 15th century, and in 1733 it underwent substantial work to complete the missing parts.The band of rectangular reliefs that runs throughout the arch is from the time of Constantine and retraces the events preceding the battle of Ponte Milvio up to the triumphal entry at Rome .
The style of the reliefs heralds the end of the great empire.

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