Arch of Septimius Severus
This triumphal arch was erected in 203 A.D. to commemorate the Roman victory over the Parthians in honor of the emperor Septimius Severus and his sons, Caracalla and Geta. The arch is best remembered for the crime of Caracalla against Geta recorded in the inscription. After Septimius' death, the two brothers became joint rulers. In public they pretended to loved and commend each other, but in reality Caracalla hated his brother. Geta, sensing his brother's ill feelings, was always heavily guarded. Caracalla used their own mother in a scheme to meet Geta unguarded. On the way to a reconciliation meeting, Geta was surrounded and killed by Caralla's men. Caracalla then removed the reference to Geta on the inscription of the Arch of Septimius Severus.
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