The Arch of Constantine is particularly interesting because it is like a jigsaw made up of other monuments. It was built ... More
Arch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine is particularly interesting because it is like a jigsaw made up of other monuments. It was built using material from Trajan's Forum, from where the statues of the Dacian prisoners and the friezes representing Marcus Aurelius were also taken. The Arch was erected at the beginning of the fourth Century in honor of Constantine, following the victory over Maxentius. It is considered one of the last great monuments to be constructed by the Romans. It stands beside the Colosseum in the huge square which in summer is the site for one of the events of the Estate Romana. A huge screen is hung from the arch, on which films and videos are projected.
The greatest thing about the Arch of Constantine is the history behind it. Knowing that these arches were the sign of a great victory won by its namesake, and knowing about Constantine was a special experience. His victory at the Milvian Bridge and takeover of the Empire stopped the persecution of the Church and began an era of peace in the empire! What a great sign of victory between the Coliseum and the Roman Forum.
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