Lucius Septimius Severus who lived from 145/146 AD to 211 AD was a Roman Emperor of Libyan descent from Lepcis Magna, who reigned April 14, 193 AD to February 4, 211 AD. Septimius came from a locally prominent Punic family who had a history of rising to senatorial as well as consular status His first visit to Rome was around 163 AD during... [continue reading
Remains of Septimius Severus' Arch in Dougga in North Africa.
Arch with four sides, dedicated to Septimius Severus and his family. 2nd century CE, Lepcis Magna (Libya)
The Arch of Septimius Severus, erected in 203 CE, stands in Rome and commemorates the Roman victories over the Parthians in the final decade of the 2nd century CE. The triple triumphal arch was one of the most richly decorated of its type and even today, although badly damaged, it stands in the Forum Romanum as a lasting and imposing monument to Roman vanity.  ... [continue reading