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This very large triple barrel arch stands next to the famous Colisseum and commemorates Emperor Constantine’s victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. Much of the décor on the arch is actually recycled from other sites (some no longer in existence) around Rome which commemorated the great emperors Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius. The faces of key figures have been re-carved to resemble Constantine. The bas-reliefs around the top of the arch depict Marcus Aurelius’ victory over the Germans. The arch is 85 feet wide and 69 feet tall.

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