Enslaved Gaul, Arch of Glanum
A detail of the triumphal arch at Glanum, southern France, showing an enslaved Gaul. The monument was built in the early 1st century CE, perhaps to commemorate the city's new status as a Roman colony. The top third is now missing.
The Arch of the Sergii, Pula
The Arch of the Sergii (a famous patrician family in ancient Rome) at Pula (Croatia). The arch was built at the end of the 1st century BCE (around 29 to 27 BCE) by Salvia Postuma Sergii with her own money, in honour of the three members of...
Detail, Arch of Janus, Rome
A detail of the carved niches on the Arch of Janus which stood in the forum Boarium of Rome and was constructed in the 4th century CE most probably to act as a boundary marker.
Arch of Septimius Severus
Arch of Septimius Severus and the Curia in the Roman Forum, Rome. The Arch of Septimius Severus, erected in 203 CE, commemorates the Roman victories over the Parthians in the final decade of the 2nd century CE.
Ecce Homo arch, a triple-arched gateway in Jerusalem
The so-called Ecce Homo arch, a triple-arched gateway, built by Hadrian (2nd century CE), as an entrance to the eastern Forum of Aelia Capitolina. The central arch was flanked by two smaller arches, one of which can still be seen inside the...
Fragment of a Byzantine Peacock Arch
This marble fragment of a Byzantine arch was part of an entablature. It came from the Saraçhane excavations and dates to 524-527 CE. The inner part of the arch of the architrave was decorated with a relief of a peacock. The surface was decorated...
Standing Arch at Ctesiphon
The great standing arch of Taq Kasra at Ctesiphon may have been constructed under Shapur I (r. 240-270 CE) along the lines of the vision of his father, Ardashir I (r. 224-240 CE).
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...
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...