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Antique arc de Triomphe: photo description (Arc d'orange)

The orange preserved buildings that were built in the ancient city of Eruzione. In its place now is a modern orange. The most prominent buildings are the ancient theatre and triumphal arch, both included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO.

Arc de Triomphe was built in honor of the second Legion of the Emperor Octavian Augustus. The Legionnaires received land near Eruzione as remuneration, and with their arrival, the city began to flourish: it began to settle the rich Romans began the construction of mansions and palaces, but also of important social facilities - gymnasium, theater, circus and others.

The exact date of the erection of the triumphal arch is not yet known, the most likely version is that the arch was built in 20-ies of the I century of our era. In 40-ies was built Agrippina road which connected Erosion and Lugdunum (Lyon) and passed through the arch of the second Legion.

Perhaps the most damage to the ancient heritage of Eruzione was struck in the XIV century, during the reign of William the Silent, Prince of orange, who inherited the Principality of orange. At the time of the ancient buildings were the source of building materials for the construction of new fortifications of the city walls and the citadel.

In the middle Ages the arch was built into the city fortifications. In the first half of the XIX century it was decided to return to its initial appearance, this restoration work was done. Overall historic appearance of the buildings was able to recreate, but in her appearance lacks some of the details - for example, the equestrian sculptural group, crowning this powerful structure.

Currently, the triumphal arch of the second Legion is a structure with three openings of different sizes, which is decorated with multiple reliefs - bas-reliefs and high reliefs. These sculptural paintings have been depicted characters, armor, and trophies of the victory of the Legionnaires in battle with the Gauls.