Porta Praetoria, Aosta


Mark Cartwright
published on 14 November 2013

One of the gates of the 25 BCE double Praetorian Gate of Aosta in northern Italy. The two gates stand 12 m apart and each has three arched entrances - one central gateway for wheeled vehicles and two smaller passages positioned either side for pedestrians. Some of the orignal mable facing is still in situ. The gate was one of the four gates and 20 towers which formed part of the city walls of Roman Aosta.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, November 14). Porta Praetoria, Aosta. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2154/porta-praetoria-aosta/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Porta Praetoria, Aosta." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 14, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2154/porta-praetoria-aosta/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Porta Praetoria, Aosta." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Nov 2013. Web. 19 May 2022.