European Gentleman driven Triumphal Arch, Palmyra, Syria
An eminent European Gentleman being driven through the Monumental Arch of Triumph at Palmyra, Syria in the eastern section of Palmyra's colonnade built at the time of Emperor Septimius Severus, probably to celebrate the emperor's victories over the Parthians. This stunning architectural survival was partially destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS / ISIL / Daesh) in October 2015. Date: circa 1930s
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LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius
LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgon's head. Roman art. Early Empire. Architecture.
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Detail, Arch of Septimius Severus, Rome, Italy
Detail of a bas relief sculpture on the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome, Italy, depicting the delivery of four prisoners of war. This is a white marble triumphal arch in the Roman Forum, dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate the Parthian victories of Emperor Septimius Severus and his two sons, Caracalla and Geta, in the two campaigns against the Parthians.
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