Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

If you should venture to the Palatine Hill, on a trip to Rome, you will be in for a treat.

We entered the site from opposite the Colosseum. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and because there were relatively few people on the tour, it was easy to see things and easy to ask questions.

One of the first things we saw was the Arch of Titus, part of which you can see in my photograph. As often happens, I was fascinated by the view through the arch, which was the Roman Forum.

The group that you see was not on our tour, the largest number of people we saw, and they quickly dispersed on this large site.

The Arch of Titus was built in the first century AD and is dedicated to Titus. The brother of Domitian, Titus received the Arch posthumously in recognition of his wins in battle.

In 71AD a military campaign sacked Jerusalem, and the Roman army celebrated. The Titus Arch is designed to celebrate this win, and depicts a number of scenes from the events.

The Arc de Triumphe – perhaps the most famous of all arches was actually modelled on the Arch of Titus!

We don't often see the close up decorations on arches so my workshop reveals something of what you can see looking up, from underneath the arch. It's remarkable to think this is 2,000 years old.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8845 W: 357 N: 20514] (81029)
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