Arch of Janus
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 41° 53.347 E 012° 28.942
33T E 291126 N 4640530
Quick Description: The great Arch of Janus was built in the 4th century A.D. in honour of the emperor Constantine or, perhaps Constantius II. It's near to the Palatine Hill.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 8/1/2007 12:51:59 PM
Waymark Code: WM1Y6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 126

Long Description:
It is the only four-fronted arch, with four barrel-vaults, preserved in Rome. In fact, the name "Janus" (from the Latin Ianus, which means "covered passage with four fronts") derives from this characteristic. The monument, which in the Middle Ages was transformed into a fortress by the Frangipane family, remained intact up until 1830, when the attic and top were torn down because they were erroneously believed not to belong to the original structure. Fragments of the dedicatory inscription are still preserved inside the nearby church of San Giorgio al Velabro.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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