The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Tripoli

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The last remaining structure of the ancient Roman Oea, The Arch of Marcus Aurelius was erected to celebrate the victory over the Parthian Empire and the Roman army. Built from Greek marble around 165 CE, the stone structure was moved here from Leptis Magna. The well-preserved arch has four entrances, since it once stood at the main crossroads and was likely a meeting place for the businesspeople of the time. Notice the reliefs of two figures riding a chariot drawn by mythical creatures on the front pediments. They may represent Lucius Verus, the emperor's brother, and the goddess Roma, or some say they may signify two patron deities, Minerva and Apollo. A visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tripoli road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This arch is located in the Libyan capital Tripoli overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and is a monument to the memory of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and is a masterpiece of beauty
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  • Real history In fairly good condition Good area A must see Lovely big blocks of marble used 162 ad Excellent  more »
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  • The place is very beautiful, it’s a historical place of the old city of Tripoli the arc has an old of more than two thousand years there are mosques restaurants and old streets The arc is one of the doors of the old city of Tripoli and it is used to be the entrance of the city in the past
  • A Good Historic Place, you will find an Old Architects and their Beauty.
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