Arch of Septimius Severus, Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy

Forum: 7th century BCE-7th century CE; Arch: ca. 203 CE
The Arch of Septimius Severus is a triumphal arch erected in 203 CE to celebrate the victories of emperor Septimius Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta in the wars against the Parthians and the Osroeni in 195 CE and 197 CE. It is located in the Forum Romanum between the Curia and the Rostra. It spans the Via Sacra. It is built with brick and travertine and clad with marble slabs. The Forum Romanum was the political and economic center of Rome during the Republic_access; it held many of the central political, religious and judicial buildings in Rome. It is located in a valley between Capitoline Hill on the west, Palatine Hill on the south, the Velia on the east, and Quirinal Hill and the Esquiline Hill to the north.