The arch of the ancient Vía Augusta in Berà

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Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
25 March 2023 Saturday 07:40
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The arch of the ancient Vía Augusta in Berà

* The author is part of the community of readers of La Vanguardia

This is how time passes by the Arco de Berà, or as it is also known as the Arc de Triomphe, which was erected on the Via Augusta at the end of the 1st century BC. c.

Over the centuries, the monument, the protagonist in Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia, has undergone numerous modifications, apart from the logical deterioration due to the passage of time.

We can contemplate the arch approaching it on foot, taking a walk, or when we pass by it when we drive along the N-340 road.

According to experts, the arch is incomplete, since an upper body is missing where there was probably a group of sculptures representing Augustus and other members of his family.

On November 30, 2000, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in the Australian town of Cairns, included the Tarraco Archaeological Site on the World Heritage list and the Tarragona City Council donated the commemorative stele to the City Council of Roda de Berà.