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Mark Cartwright
by Manfred Heyde
published on 13 October 2013

The Ara Pacis Augustae or Altar of the Augustan Peace in Rome. Built to celebrate the return of Augustus to Rome in 13 BCE following campaigns in Spain and Gaul, it is a masterpiece of Roman sculpture and, in particular, portraiture. Officials and the Imperial family are depicted in an animated procession in the relief panels on the exterior of the altar. (Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome)

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Heyde, M. (2013, October 13). Ara Pacis Augustae. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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