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Triumphal archlocked

  • F. B. Sear
  •  and Richard John

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Monumental arch erected to commemorate national events, especially military victories. Triumphal arches were first used in ancient Rome, the term originally applying to an arch erected to commemorate a formal ‘triumph’ awarded at Rome to a victorious general, who led his army in procession through the Porta Triumphalis in a chariot drawn by white horses. While many such arches exist, the term is more loosely applied to other ...

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