Arc de Triomphe

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“In the center of the Place de l’Étoile, from which twelve broad avenues radiate in all directions. Commenced by Napoleon in 1805, but not completed until the reign of Louis Philippe. It is the largest triumphal arch in the world, being 162 feet high and 147 feet wide. The monument is adorned with groups of sculpture representing the military triumphs of the revolutionary and Napoleonic armies."—Webster, 1920


Webster, Hutton Modern European History (Boston, MA: D.C. Heath & CO., 1920)


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