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Triumphal Arch of Orange: Overall three-quarter view showing front and east side
Is a triumphal arch located in the town of Orange, southeast France. There is debate about when the arch was built, but current research favours a date during the reign of Augustus. The arch contains an inscription dedicated to emperor Tiberius in 27 AD. It is decorated with various reliefs of military themes, including naval battles, spoils of war and Romans battling Germanics and Gauls. A Roman foot soldier carrying the shield of Legio II Augusta is seen on the north front battle relief. Each façade has four semi-engaged corinthian columns. The arch is the oldest surviving arch of this design. The same design was used later for the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Arch of Constantine.