Arch of Titus

Arch of Titus


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Arch of Titus.

“The Arch of Titus, Rome, was erected after the emperor’s death, to commemorate chiefly the capture of Jerusalem. It has a single opening flanked on each outer face by attached columns with early examples of the Composite capital. On the coffered soffit of the arch and the wall faces below it are reliefs of the emperor and spoils from the Temple in Jerusalem. The outside faces of the piers are exemplary nineteenth-century restorations undertaken as far back as 1821 after demolition of the fortification in which the arch had been incorporated in the Middle Ages. They make good what had been destroyed, without any attempt at deceit.”

� Sir Banister Fletcher. A History of Architecture. p 243, 246.

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