Sunday, January 24, 2016

Marcus Orelius Arch in Tripoli, Libya

marcus orelius arch
Tripoli - Libya

This postcard is postmarked in 2010 with a set of two Libyan architecture stamps.

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The Arch of Marcus Aurelius is a Roman triumphal arch in the city of Oea, modern Tripoli, where it is found near the northeastern entrance to the Medina (old town).

The Arch was erected (entirely in marble) by Gaius Calpurnius Celsus, to commemorate the victories of Lucius Verus (junior colleague and adoptive brother of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius) over the Parthians in the Roman–Parthian War of 161–66.

The monument was erected in 165 AD, and cannot be dated later, because the Emperor is referred to with the title Armenicus, but not with the titles of Medicus and Parthicus, which were conferred on him in 166 AD.
The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Libya's Islamic Leadership in the Country - 100
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Here is one more postcard of the arch...
Arch of Marcus Aurelius
Tripoli - Libya
This one is postmarked in 2009.
Libya stamp 1998
The Great Socialist People's 
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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