Photographer's Note

Arched entrance

Incorrectly called arch of Trajan , due to the discovery of some coins bearing the effigy of the emperor in his vicinity , or arch of San Damiano , probably dates to ' Augustan age .

The severe architecture of the arc , lack , almost certain , of a figurative decoration , which is typically present in the arches of triumph , all indicate that it was not an honorary monument , but a monumental gateway of the city, as evidenced also by the presence , immediately after the arch , of a series of monumental tombs that , for ancient norm , always stood out from the town.

It is among the most well-known monuments carsulani and which was more focused the attention of critics , being known since the seventeenth century. Original structure with three arches is preserved only part of the central one, which has a depth of 1 , 30 m , certainly higher than that of the corresponding side lights , which had to be even lower.

The plinth , three steps above the other, goes on every front of the piers two adjectives . This particular , along with the presence of holes , would think of a marble facing .

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16963 W: 130 N: 35042] (194007)
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