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World History per 5 1162001 The Arch of Titus Proudly standing strong through the wrath of the ages at the eastern end of the Roman Forum is the famous Arch of Titus Since it was erected in AD81 the cut stone masonry building has been a lasting memorial to the Roman conquest of the Jews It has been a symbol of triumph and a reminder of the greatness of Titus Vespasian Augustus It has inspired architects with its simple yet solid example of Roman engineering It has provided historians with information about the life of Rome It has awed artists with its intricate relief and statue It is the famous Arch of Titus Domitian built the Arch of Titus In the year AD70 Domitian was the Emperor of Rome He was directing the construction of the much-anticipated Colosseum The Empire was in a state of greatness Everywhere people were talking about the victories of Domitians brother Titus Titus was leading his army into Jerusalem to defeat the Jews in the Emperors name Sometime around AD80 word arrived that Jerusalem had been conquered and than Titus would be returning with the riches of looted Jewish Temples To prepare for his coming Domitian ordered the construction of a triumphal archway Titus followed by a procession of his finest troops and wagons of captured wealth rode through the arch in AD81 Who designed the Arch of Titus This question as of yet cannot be answered There is no documentation of the architects name class social status or other works Though we cannot say who built the Arch of Titus we do know some of its dimensions The Arch is 154m high 135m wide and has a depth of 475m The actual archway is 830m high and 536m wide The relief panels are 2m high The arch is located on Sacra Way In the time
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