National Geographic : 1919 Jul
RELIEF WHICH DECORATES THE ARCH OF TITUS, SHOWING THE CAPTIVE JEWS AND THE SACRED SEVEN-BRANCHED CANDLESTICK The great Triumphal Arch of Titus, which crowns the summit of the Velia, was erected to commemorate the defeat ofthe Jews and the sack of Jerusalem in A. D. 70. It was not dedicated until eleven years later, during the reign of the destroyer's successor, Domitian. The reliefs of this arch are among the finest sculptured remains of ancient Rome. They were badly damaged during the Middle Ages, when the arch was used as a fort by the Frangipani (see page 2).