The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, Tripoli

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The last remaining structure of the ancient Roman Oea, The Arch of Marcus Aurelius was erected to celebrate the victory over the Parthian Empire and the Roman army. Built from Greek marble around 165 CE, the stone structure was moved here from Leptis Magna. The well-preserved arch has four entrances, since it once stood at the main crossroads and was likely a meeting place for the businesspeople of the time. Notice the reliefs of two figures riding a chariot drawn by mythical creatures on the front pediments. They may represent Lucius Verus, the emperor's brother, and the goddess Roma, or some say they may signify two patron deities, Minerva and Apollo. A visit to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tripoli road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Very nice quiet place surrounded by old mosque and Al-Athar restaurant and some old small streets really like it  more »
  • Real history In fairly good condition Good area A must see Lovely big blocks of marble used 162 ad Excellent  more »
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  • It is Marcus Aurelius Arch, it is very beautiful ancient place, it was built by Romans since a long time ago, it was a victory gate for Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius when he came to visit Tripoli. It is very special place for me, I love this amazing place and I go there a lot to sit and think about the deep history of the place, it is located in the old city of Tripoli, in front of the Harper, there are some restaurants and cafes around it , the visitors can go so easily by taxi or on foot if the are staying in the down town. I recommend everybody to go there and feel the beauty and history of the place.
  • One of the best Roman remains I've seen so far.

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