Porta septemtrionalis is their Roman name. Emperor Diocletian walked through them as he entered the Palace on the 1st of June 305.
They were built in the shape of a rectangle, with double doors, as part of the defensive military tactics (propugnaculum).
The façade was decorated with niches containing figure sculptures of the four tetrarchs (Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus). These doors, starting from Peristyle, and then through Cardo street, led directly towards Salona as the capital city of the Roman Province Dalmatia, and could only be used by the emperor and the members of his family.
Under the influence of Venice, in the 16th century, the gates change their name to Porta Aurea or Golden Gates, and this name stayed with them to this day.
Один из самых узнаваемых мостов мира - Golden Gate. Нам повезло увидеть "Золотые ворота" как днём в ясную погоду, так и вечером, окутанным облаком тумана. У которого, к слову, есть имя - Карл 😁 Да, да, всё правильно поняли - туман по имени Карл.
Карл - одна из визитных карточек Сан-Франциско и как у любой знаменитости, у него есть собственный инстаграм @karlthefog. Ну и, фейсбук и твиттер, конечно 😂
can’t believe this campus has been open for one year already. i’m amazed at how god orchestrated for me to be in town in order to celebrate with my @hillsong_sf family. i was supposed to go to sf last month but god knew why it didn’t end up happening. i’m grateful for the lovely people i met and i look forever to visiting again soon. ♥️