to commemorate Titus's victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70).
The arch has provided the general model for many triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
The Siege of Jerusalem in the year 70 was the decisive event of the . The army, led by the future Emperor , with as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of , which had been controlled by Judean rebel factions since 66.
The siege ended on August 30 with the sacking of the city and the destruction of its . The destruction of both the and second temples is still mourned annually as the Jewish fast . The , celebrating the Roman sack of Jerusalem and the Temple, still stands in .
Daugelį kartų žygiuota,
daug kur, ir vėl Jeruzalėn, ir Paryžiun po Triumfo arka prasieiti...