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Summary

Porte de Mars, the widest arch in the Roman world

Class:

  • Building (other)
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Durocortorum

OmnesViae import TPPlace609

Reims, Musée Saint-Remi

Museum

Cryptoporticus of Reims

Cryptoporticus of Reims, formerly enclosing three sides of the forum.

Milestone Reims (CIL 17-02, no. 503)

Milestone Reims (CIL 17-02, no. 503), see http://oracle-vm.ku-eichstaett.de:8888/epigr/epieinzel_en?p_belegstelle=CIL+17-02,+00503. Data from http://francia.ahlfeldt.se/

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

Porte de Mars is an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Reims, France. It dates from the third century AD, and was the widest arch in the Roman world .

The Arch is 32 metres long and 13 metres high. It was named after a nearby temple to Mars. The arch has many highly detailed carvings on its exterior and on the ceilings of its three passageways. Local folklore says that the inhabitants of Rheims built the arch in gratitude when the Romans brought major roads through their city. It served as a city gate until 1544. In 1817, the buildings around it were removed, bringing the arch into full view.1

References

  1. Wikipedia: Porte Mars

De Porte de Mars is een triomfboog in Reims. De boog dateert uit de derde eeuw. Het was de breedste boog in de Romeinse wereld.

De boog is 32 meter lang en 13 meter hoog. De boog is genoemd naar een nabijgelegen tempel voor Mars. De boog diende tot 1544 als de stadspoort van Reims.