The Arch of Titus, 81 C.E.

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by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 04 April 2014

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Arch of Titus, originally Pentelic marble, early 19h-century restoration is in travertine,
c. 81 C.E. (Via Sacra, Rome)

The surviving original inscription reads:

SENATVS
POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS
DIVO TITO DIVI VESPASIANI F[ILIO]
VESPASIANO AVGVSTO

Senate
People of Rome
to the divine Titus Vespasian Augustus son of Vespasian

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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