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After 28 years, Arch of Janus was opened in Rome

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Arch of Janus in Rome
Arch of Janus in Rome

After 28 years, it will be possible to admire the imposing Arch of Janus in Rome from a closer stand. The monument is located in the Forum Boarium and since the bomb exploded near the Church of St. George on Velabrum in 1993 was separated from the inhabitants and tourists by a high fence.

From November 13, access to the arch will be available for free every Saturday from 10.00 to 14.00, and from the end of March next year from 16.00 to 20.00.

The arch was between Circus Maximus and the Temple of Portunus and was built on the site of another building in the 4th century CE. The building was made of marble and has four gates. We are not sure what the purpose of the building was; scientists suspect that it may have arisen in honour of Constantine I or his son Constantius II.

The building was called the Arch of Janus because of the four gates facing different parts of the world and the connection of this theme with the god Janus, which, according to ancient sources, was shown with four faces.


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