An arch from the ruins of Anjar (8th century CE) in modern Lebanon. The structure recalls Roman architectural archways.
Arch of Gallienus - Ancient Rome Live
Located on the Esquilino hill, the Arch of Gallienus is, in fact, an Augustan triple gate contracted as part of the Servian wall. In the third century, when the emperor Gallienus (r. 253-268 CE) constructed a sprawling villa complex, the...
Arch of Hadrian, Athens
Arch of Hadrian, Athens, built in 131/132 CE to honor Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE) as the founder of the city.
The Maya Arch at San Gervasio, Mexico
In Pre-Columbian days, this construction was the entrance or exit to the central part of San Gervasio, leading to the Caribbean coast. Pilgrims and traders would reach the famous sanctuary of the goddess Ix Chel and deposit an offering at...
Scaffolding Arch of Abu Simbel Great Temple, 1966
International campaign for the safeguarding of the Nubian monuments launched by UNESCO. In this photo, you can see the first arch of the scaffolding for the dome of the Great Temple of Abu Simbel under erection on its new site. Abu Simbel...
Jerash (aka Gerasa, Gerash or Gerasha) is the capital and the largest city of the Jerash Governorate in Jordan, but in ancient times it was one of the wealthiest and most cosmopolitan cities in the ancient Near East. Settled by humans as...
Mehrauli Archaeological Park
Mehrauli Archaeological Park is situated in Delhi, just beside the Qutb Complex (historically Mehrauli was the first of the seven cities of Delhi). Spanning an area of more than 200 acres (80 ha), the site displays the rich heritage of India...
Arcus Argentariorum (Arch of Argentarii) - Ancient Rome Live (AIRC)
The Severan-era arch was commissioned by the bankers and merchants of the Forum Boarium (204 CE) in honor of the emperor Septimius Severus, according to the dedicatory inscription (CIL 6.1035). The entire monument, abutted by the much later...
Ancient Persian Art and Architecture
Persian art and architecture in the present day is associated with the nation of Iran and usually designated as beginning with the Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) but has an even longer history with its origins dating back to before the...
Arch of Hadrian, Tyre
The impressive 20m-high monumental archway at Tyre (modern-day Lebanon) constructed in the 2nd century CE during the time of Hadrian who visited the city in 130 or 131 CE.