List of Roman triumphal arches

For the history of triumphal arches, see Triumphal arch.
For post-Roman triumphal arches, see List of post-Roman triumphal arches.

This is a list of Roman triumphal arches. All currently surviving Roman arches date from the imperial period (1st century BC onwards). They were preceded by honorific arches set up under the Roman Republic, none of which survive. Triumphal arches were constructed across the Roman Empire and remain one of the most iconic examples of Roman architecture.

List

Image Name Date Modern city Modern country Ancient name
Arch of Caracalla 216 AD Djémila Algeria Cuicul, Curculum
Arch of Caracalla 211–214 AD Tébessa Algeria Theveste
Arch of Trajan c. 2nd or 3rd centuries AD Timgad Algeria Marciana Traiana Thamugadi
Heidentor (Pagan gate) 354–361 AD Petronell-Carnuntum Austria Carnuntum
Arch of the Sergii 29–27 BC Pula Croatia Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia Herculanea
Arch of Campanus 1st century AD Aix-les-Bains France Aquae Gratianae
Porte Noire c. 171–175 AD Besançon France Vesontio
Arch of Carpentras 18–19 AD Carpentras France Carpentoracte Meminorum, Forum Neronis
Triumphal Arch of Orange c. 20–27 AD Orange France Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio
Porte Mars 3rd century AD Reims France Durocortorum
Pont Flavien c. 12 BC Saint-Chamas France n/a
Arch of Glanum 10–25 AD Saint-Rémy-de-Provence France Glanum
Arch of Germanicus 18–19 AD Saintes France Mediolanum Santonum
Hadrian's Arch 131–132 AD Athens Greece Athína, Athenae
Arch of Galerius 298–299 AD Thessaloniki Greece Thessaloníkē
Arch of Trajan 113 AD Ancona Italy Ancona
Arch of Augustus 25 BC Aosta Italy Augusta Praetoria Salassorum
Arch of Mark Antony 113 AD Aquino Italy Aquinum
Arch of Trajan 114–117 AD Benevento Italy Maleventum, Beneventum
Arch of Trajan c. 109 AD Canosa di Puglia Italy Canusium
Arch of Augustus 9 AD Fano Italy Fanum Fortunae
Triumphal Arch 18–19 AD Pompei Italy Pompeii
Arch of Augustus 27 BC Rimini Italy Ariminium
Arch of Constantine 312–315 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Drusus 9 BC Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Gallienus 262 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Septimius Severus 203 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Titus 82 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Janus 4th century AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Malborghetto c. 315 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arch of Hadrian c. 1st or 2nd centuries AD Capua Italy Capuae
Arch of Drusus 14–37 AD Spoleto Italy Spoletium
Arch of Augustus 8 BC Susa Italy Segusio
Arco di Riccardo 33 BC Trieste Italy Tergeste, Tergestum
Arco dei Gavi c. 50 AD Verona Italy Verona
Arch of Hadrian 129–130 AD Jerash Jordan Gerasa
Triumphal Arch Tyre Lebanon Tyros, Tyrus
Arch of Tiberius 35 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Arch of Trajan 109–110 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Arch of Septimius Severus 146–211 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Arch of Marcus Aurelius 165 AD Tripoli Libya Oea
Arch of Caracalla 217 AD Volubilis Morocco Volubilis
Arch of Cabanes c. 2nd century AD Castellón de la Plana Spain n/a
Arco de Medinaceli c. 1st century BC Medinaceli Spain Occilis, Okilis
Arc de Berà c. 13 BC Roda de Barà Spain n/a
Latakia Tetraporticus (Arch of Septimius Severus) 183 AD Latakia Syria Laodicea ad Mare
Arch of Alexander Severus 228 AD Dougga Tunisia Colonia Licinia Septimia Aurelia Alexandriana Thuggensis
Arch of Septimius Severus 205 AD Dougga Tunisia Colonia Licinia Septimia Aurelia Alexandriana Thuggensis
Triumphal Arch of the Tetrarchy ~300 AD Sbeitla Tunisia Sufetula
South Gate Anazarbus Turkey Anazarbos
Hadrian's Gate 2nd century AD Antalya Turkey Attaleia

Destroyed Roman arches

Image Name Date of construction Date destroyed Modern city Modern country Notes Citation
Arch of Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius 405 AD 1362–1370 Rome Italy MUR, p. 10.
Arch of Augustus 29 BC Rome Italy Some fragments survive
Arch of Claudius 51–52 AD Rome Italy Some fragments survive MUR, p. 12.
Arch of Faustinus After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Gratian, Valentinian and Theodosius 379–383 AD c. 13th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 10.
Arch of Lentulus and Crispinus 2nd century AD 15th century Rome Italy
Arch Manus Carnae (Hand of Flesh) After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Nero 58–62 AD c. 1st century AD Rome Italy
Arcus Novus 293–304 AD 1491 Rome Italy Some reliefs survive
Arch of Octavian or Marcus Aurelius After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 12.
Arch of Octavius c. 28 BC Rome Italy
Arch Panis Aurei or Aureus (Golden) After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Pietas After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Portugal c. 3rd century AD 1662 Rome Italy Some reliefs preserved at the Capitoline Museums MUR, p. 10.
Arch of Tiberius 16 AD Rome Italy Some foundations still survive
Arch of Titus 81 AD After 15th century Rome Italy Some fragments still survive MUR, p. 11.
Monumental Arch 3rd century AD October 2015 Palmyra Syria Most of the stonework is still intact
Arch of Theodosius 393 AD 6th–8th centuries Istanbul Turkey Some fragments still survive
Arch at Richborough Castle c. 1st century AD Richborough United Kingdom Foundations and mound still visible

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