List of Roman triumphal arches

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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.


Image Name Date Modern city Modern country Ancient name
Djemila, Algeria.jpg Arch of Caracalla 216 216 AD Djémila Algeria Cuicul, Curculum
Tébessa-Porte Caracala.jpg Arch of Caracalla 211 211–214 AD Tébessa Algeria Theveste
Arc de triomphe de Trajan.jpg Arch of Trajan 150 c. 2nd or 3rd centuries AD Timgad Algeria Marciana Traiana Thamugadi
Heidentor (by Pudelek).JPG Heidentor (Pagan gate) 354 354–361 AD Petronell-Carnuntum Austria Carnuntum
Croatia Pula Arch of the Sergii 2014-10-11 12-22-20.jpg Arch of the Sergii !9971 29–27 BC Pula Croatia Colonia Pietas Iulia Pola Pollentia Herculanea
Arc de Campanus et thermes nationaux.JPG Arch of Campanus 099 1st century AD Aix-les-Bains France Aquae Gratianae
Porte Noire Besançon.jpg Porte Noire [fr] 171 c. 171–175 AD Besançon France Vesontio
Carpentras - Arc Romain.JPG Arch of Carpentras 018 18–19 AD Carpentras France Carpentoracte Meminorum, Forum Neronis
Arc de Triomphe d'Orange.jpg Triumphal Arch of Orange 020 c. 20–27 AD Orange France Colonia Julia Firma Secundanorum Arausio
Porte de Mars, Reims(1).jpg Porte Mars 200 3rd century AD Reims France Durocortorum
Pont Flavien, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. Pic 02.jpg Pont Flavien !9988 c. 12 BC Saint-Chamas France n/a
Glanum-triomphal arch-arc de triomphe.jpg Arch of Glanum [fr] 010 10–25 AD Saint-Rémy-de-Provence France Glanum
Arc de Germanicus.JPG Arch of Germanicus 018 18–19 AD Saintes France Mediolanum Santonum
Attica 06-13 Athens 24 Arch of Hadrian.jpg Hadrian's Arch 131 131–132 AD Athens Greece Athína, Athenae
Arch of Galerius.jpg Arch of Galerius 298 298–299 AD Thessaloniki Greece Thessaloníkē
29AnconaTraiano.jpg Arch of Trajan 113 113 AD Ancona Italy Ancona
Arco Augusto Aosta.jpg Arch of Augustus !9965 25 BC Aosta Italy Augusta Praetoria Salassorum
Arco trionfale di marcantonio.jpg Arch of Mark Antony [it] 113 113 AD Aquino Italy Aquinum
Benevento-Arch of Trajan from North.jpg Arch of Trajan 114 114–117 AD Benevento Italy Maleventum, Beneventum
CanosaDiPugliaArcoTraiano.jpg Arch of Trajan 109 c. 109 AD Canosa di Puglia Italy Canusium
Fano, arco di augusto 04.JPG Arch of Augustus 009 9 AD Fano Italy Fanum Fortunae
S03 06 01 024 image 3140.jpg Triumphal Arch 018 18–19 AD Pompei Italy Pompeii
Arco d´Augusto Rimini.JPG Arch of Augustus !9973 27 BC Rimini Italy Ariminium
RomeConstantine'sArch03.jpg Arch of Constantine 312 312–315 AD Rome Italy Roma
Appia antica 2-7-05 003.jpg Arch of Drusus !9991 9 BC Rome Italy Roma
Arco di Gallieno o Porta Esquilina - lato interno - Panairjdde.jpg Arch of Gallienus 262 262 AD Rome Italy Roma
RomeForumRomanumArchofSeptimiusSeverus01.jpg Arch of Septimius Severus 203 203 AD Rome Italy Roma
Arc de titus frontal.jpg Arch of Titus 082 82 AD Rome Italy Roma
RomaArcoGianoCostantino1.JPG Arch of Janus 300 4th century AD Rome Italy Roma
RomaViaFlaminiaArcoMalborghetto4.jpg Arch of Malborghetto 315 c. 315 AD Rome Italy Roma
Ehrenbogen arco di adriano.jpg Arch of Hadrian 050 c. 1st or 2nd centuries AD Capua Italy Capuae
Spoleto005.jpg Arch of Drusus 014 14–37 AD Spoleto Italy Spoletium
Arco di Augusto-Susa.jpg Arch of Augustus !9992 8 BC Susa Italy Segusio
Arcoromano.jpg Arco di Riccardo [it] !9967 33 BC Trieste Italy Tergeste, Tergestum
Arco Gavi.jpg Arco dei Gavi 050 c. 50 AD Verona Italy Verona
Hadrian Arc Pan-2.jpg Arch of Hadrian 129 129–130 AD Jerash Jordan Gerasa
Tyre Triumphal Arch.jpg Triumphal Arch Tyre Lebanon Tyros, Tyrus
Arch of Tiberius 035 35 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Arch of Trajan 035 109–110 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Leptis Magna Arch of Septimus Severus.jpg Arch of Septimius Severus 146 146–211 AD Khoms Libya Leptis Magna
Marcus Aurelius Arch Tripoli Libya.jpg Arch of Marcus Aurelius 165 165 AD Tripoli Libya Oea
Triumphal Arch in Volubilis.jpg Arch of Caracalla 217 217 AD Volubilis Morocco Volubilis
Arco romano de Cabanes.jpg Arch of Cabanes 100 c. 2nd century AD Castellón de la Plana Spain n/a
Arco de Medinaceli (cara norte).jpg Arco de Medinaceli !9970 c. 1st century BC Medinaceli Spain Occilis, Okilis
Spain.Catalonia.Roda.de.Bara.Arc.Bera.jpg Arc de Berà !9987 c. 13 BC Roda de Barà Spain n/a
Arch latakia1.jpg Latakia Tetraporticus (Arch of Septimius Severus) 183 183 AD Latakia Syria Laodicea ad Mare
Dougga 10.jpg Arch of Alexander Severus 228 228 AD Dougga Tunisia Colonia Licinia Septimia Aurelia Alexandriana Thuggensis
Arc septime severe dougga.jpg Arch of Septimius Severus 205 205 AD Dougga Tunisia Colonia Licinia Septimia Aurelia Alexandriana Thuggensis
Sbeitla 10.jpg Triumphal Arch of the Tetrarchy 300 ~300 AD Sbeitla Tunisia Sufetula
Anazarbus klikya city south gate.jpg South Gate Anazarbus Turkey Anazarbos
Hadrianus gate.jpg Hadrian's Gate 130 2nd century AD Antalya Turkey Attaleia

Destroyed Roman arches[edit]

Image Name Date of construction Date destroyed Modern city Modern country Notes Citation
Arch of Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius 405 405 AD 1362–1370 Rome Italy MUR, p. 10.
Arch of August.png Arch of Augustus !9971 29 BC Rome Italy Some fragments survive
Piranesi-1018.jpg Arch of Claudius 051 51–52 AD Rome Italy Some fragments survive MUR, p. 12.
Arch of Faustinus 1140 After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Gratian, Valentinian and Theodosius 379 379–383 AD 1300 c. 13th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 10.
Arch of Lentulus and Crispinus 100 2nd century AD 1450 15th century Rome Italy
Arch Manus Carnae (Hand of Flesh) 1140 After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
NERONE-RIC I 393-2580351 ARCHTRIUMPH.jpg Arch of Nero 058 58–62 AD 0068 c. 1st century AD Rome Italy
Arcus Novus 293 293–304 AD 1491 1491 Rome Italy Some reliefs survive
Arch of Octavian or Marcus Aurelius 1140 After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 12.
Arch of Octavius !9972 c. 28 BC Rome Italy
Arch Panis Aurei or Aureus (Golden) 1140 After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Pietas 1140 After 12th century Rome Italy MUR, p. 13.
Arch of Portugal reconsruction.png Arch of Portugal [it] 270 c. 3rd century AD 1662 Rome Italy Some reliefs preserved at the Capitoline Museums MUR, p. 10.
Arch of Tiberius 016 16 AD Rome Italy Some foundations still survive
Arch of Titus 081 81 AD 1400 After 15th century Rome Italy Some fragments still survive MUR, p. 11.
Palmyra - Monumental Arch.jpg Monumental Arch 200 3rd century AD 2015 October 2015 Palmyra Syria Most of the stonework is still intact
Forum Theodosius Istanbul March 2008 (15).JPG Arch of Theodosius 393 393 AD 0558 6th–8th centuries Istanbul Turkey Some fragments still survive
Arch at Richborough Castle 043 c. 1st century AD Richborough United Kingdom Foundations and mound still visible

See also[edit]


  • Anonymous (1889). English Translation of 12th century Text; Translation by Francis Morgan Nichols (ed.). Mirabilia Urbis Romae or Marvels of Rome or a Picture of the Golden City. Ellis and Elvey, London; Spithoever, Rome.