Sunday, July 9, 2017

Roman gate, Rimini, Italy


Closeups on the Arch of Augustus, showing some still-intact portions of its incriptions: part of a "Senatus Populusque Romanus" (The Senate and the People of Rome) and part of the explanation that this is celebrating Augustus' work on the roads. The structures on top, however, are not Roman, but from a later period, when the city actually needed to be defended.