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Triumphal arch

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Arc de Triomphe, Paris
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental gate, usually built to celebrate a victory in war. This tradition dates back to Ancient Rome and the tradition of the Roman triumphes. A number of arches from the city'Rome" title ="Rome">Rome.

Temporary triumphal arch commemorating election of Emilio Aguinaldo as President of the Philippines, 1899
Temporary triumphal arch commemorating election of Emilio Aguinaldo as President of the Philippines, 1899

Some triumphal arches are made of stone and intended to be permanant. Temporary triumphal arches are also constructed, intended to be used for a celebratory parade or ceremony and then be dismantled afterwards.

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See also

List of triumphal arches

Permanent monumental triumphal arches include:

Austria

Croatia

Marble Arch, London
Marble Arch, London

England

France

The triumphal arch of Glanum
The triumphal arch of Glanum

Germany

The Gateway of India, Mumbai
The Gateway of India, Mumbai

Greece

India

Iraq

The Arch of Constantine, Rome
The Arch of Constantine, Rome

Italy

The Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York
The Soldiers and Sailors Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York

Korea

  • Arch of Triumph (Pyongyang)

Romania

Spain

Syria

Turkey

The Washington Square Arch, New York City
The Washington Square Arch, New York City

United States

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