The Porta Maggiore in Rome, Daniël Dupré, 1789

The Porta Maggiore in Rome, Daniël Dupré, 1789

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The tall colossus in the middle is the Porta Maggiore, one of Rome’s ancient city gates, built in 52 AD under the rule of Emperor Claudius. Flanking the gate are sections of the Aurelian Wall, a rampart constructed around Rome in the second half of the third century.