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Arch of Titus

The Arch of Titus is an arch with a single opening, located on the western side of the Forum in Rome. It was constructed in 81 CE, following the death of the emperor Titus (born 41, emperor 79-81). The arch commemorates Titus' capture of Jerusalem in 70 CE, which effectively terminated the Jewish War which had begun in 66 (the Romans did not achieve complete victory until the fall of Masada in 72 CE); on its walls are reliefs of the emperor and spoils from the Temple.



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