EN: Arch of Septimius Severus is a triumphal arch built in

3/23/2021, 2:24:37 AM
EN: Arch of Septimius Severus is a triumphal arch built in ancient Roman city of Leptis Magna in Libya. Construction of the arch is commissioned by Libyan born Roman emperor Septimius Severus in 203 AD. The four-way arch built as a tetrapylon, marking the crossroads two of the most significant roads, the cardo (north-south direction) and the decimus maximus (east-west direction). Arch is made of limestone and has marble facings. Decorative elements were called “Roman baroque”. Eight Corinthian columns are supporting broken pediment which was not a common feature in Roman architecture. Archways are spanned with coffered vaultings. Victory figures on eight spandrels carry wreath and palm leaves. Besides and behind the columns Corinthian pilasters are decorating the arch. Photos taken by - visitry - ibnplus - larrymakasutu - aasem.ab - historyofartarchitecture

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