Walking up the cobbled street towards Arco di Tito at the eastern end of the Roman Forum.

Arco di Tito

Ancient Rome

Said to be the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, this triumphal arch was built by the emperor Domitian in AD 81 to celebrate his brother Titus' military victories in Judea and the AD 70 sack of Jerusalem. In the past, Roman Jews would avoid passing under the arch, which is considered the historical symbol of the beginning of the Jewish Diaspora.

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