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Mark Cartwright
published on 04 August 2013

The Arch of Janus in the forum Boarium of Rome, constructed in the 4th century CE. The four-way marble arch probably acted as a boundary marker and, perhaps not coincidentally, stands directly over the Great Drain or Cloaca Maxima which fed into the river Tiber.

About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2013, August 04). Arch of Janus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Arch of Janus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 04, 2013.

MLA Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Arch of Janus." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Aug 2013. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

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