Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus
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The architecture should be closely observed for the arch of San Paolo fuori le mura supports nothing. The roof depends upon wooden trusses above the ceiling, not on the arch, to hold it up. The purpose of the church's arch must be found elsewhere, and it is most clearly seen in the triumphal arches that the emperors erected to glorify themselves and their conquests. Arch of Septimius Severus, Foro Romano, Roma.