Septimus Severus arch - Roma


Erected in 203, the arch celebrates the 10th anniversary of the reign of Septimus Severus. The low-reliefs depicts his victory over the Parthians whose empire spread over today's Iraq and Iran. You can read on the attic a dedication to Septimus Severus and his two sons Caracalla and Geta but after Septimus's death, Caracalla had his brother assassinated and his name erased from the arch. You can still notice the erased letters. The arch is completely covered with marble and was originally topped with a bronze quadriga. During the Middle-Ages, It was half-buried and housed a barber's.


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