Arch of Gavi, Verona

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 31 March 2014
Arch of Gavi, Verona

The arch known as the Arco dei Gavi, Verona, Italy. Set up in the 1st century CE the arch glorfied the powerful Gavi family. Typically, arches commemorated military triumphs and statesmen but this is a rare example of such a structure commemorating a private family. Situated to mark the beginning of the Via Sacra, the arch once had family statues in its niches, the inscriptions of which remain. There is also an inscription: 'Lucius Vitruvius Libertus Architectus' which indicates the architect who constructed it. The arch was entirely dismantled in 1805 CE when Napolean considered that it blocked military traffic but was restored in 1932 CE.


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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Cartwright, M. (2014, March 31). Arch of Gavi, Verona. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2480/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Arch of Gavi, Verona." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2480/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Arch of Gavi, Verona." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 26 May 2019.

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