The Arch of Constantine

Just outside the doors of the Colosseum is the Arch of Constantine. It was dedicated on 315 AD by the Senate to commemorate Constantine’s victory in 312 AD over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge. The significance of this battle is that it ended the persecution of Christians. Let me back up… So, the night before the big battle, Constantine had a vision. In his vision, he saw the symbol of Christ with the words, “By this sign, conquer.” So, he had his men wear the symbol of Christ and he won the battle against a much larger army. As a result, Constantine adopted Christianity as his religion and ended the persecution of Christians.

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10 Responses to The Arch of Constantine

  1. zelmare says:

    Wonderful! Love the perspective in the last one. 🙂

  2. KatZ says:

    fantastic photos, especially the last one

  3. mac says:

    Great pics! Love the details.

  4. Very nice, great photos! I don’t know if you get into the awards on wordpress or not, but I nominated your blog for an award– More info can be found here: http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination/ Enjoy the day & keep up the great work!

    • May Dayao says:

      Many thanks Josh! Much appreciated =) I’m currently travelling in California and would love to formally thank you and take the opportunity to nominate others on my next post. Thanks again!

  5. TBM says:

    I studied this in school and I would love to see it! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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