Arc de triomphe d'Orange

Arc de triomphe d'Orange
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By adrbr @ 2008-04-27 12:40:24
The Triumphal Arch of Orange (Arc de triomphe d'Orange) is a triumphal arch located in the town of Orange, southeast France. It is situated 600 meters north from the town center by route N7. There is debate about when the arch was built, but current research favours a date during the reign of Augustus. It was built on the former via Agrippa to honor the veterans of the Gallic Wars and Legio II Augusta. It was later reconstructed by emperor Tiberius to celebrate the victories of Germanicus over the German tribes in Rhineland. The arch contains an inscription dedicated to emperor Tiberius in 27 AD. It is decorated with various reliefs of military themes, including naval battles, spoils of war and Romans battling Germanics and Gauls. A Roman foot soldier carrying the shield of Legio II Augusta is seen on the north front battle relief.
The entire structure measures 19.57 meters long by 8.40 meters wide, standing to a height of 19.21 meters.
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