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Arch of Constantine - 1960 Rome Olympics Marathon Finish Line
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 53.391 E 012° 29.438
33T E 291814 N 4640591
Quick Description: Built in 315 by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, this Arch served as the finish line for the 1960 Marathon.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 10/20/2013 8:46:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMJAJH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 14

Long Description:
Wikipedia (visit link) has the Arch on it's list of 1960 Rome Olympic venues.

Wikipedia (visit link) tells us about the Arch:

"The Arch of Constantine (Italian: Arco di Costantino) is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312.[1] Dedicated in 315, it is the latest of the existing triumphal arches in Rome, and the only one to make extensive use of spolia, re-using several major reliefs from 2nd century imperial monuments, which give a striking and famous stylistic contrast to the sculpture newly created for the arch.

The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the way taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph. This route started at the Campus Martius, led through the Circus Maximus and around the Palatine Hill; immediately after the Arch of Constantine, the procession would turn left at the Meta Sudans and march along the Via Sacra to the Forum Romanum and on to the Capitoline Hill, passing both the Arches of Titus and Septimius Severus."
Olympic Games: Rome Summer 1960

Sport held at venue: Athletics - Track events

Start and/or Finish: Finish

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Website

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use:
Wikipedia list of Olympic venues.

Current Use: tourist site

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Sport held at venue No 2: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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