Triumphal Arches, aka Ianuae Magicae: bridge portals between places, or regular structures?

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I have been looking at the Triumphal Arches for a very long time, for The Stargate movie kept on pushing this crazy idea of teleportation type travel. Just got done spot-watching the Warcraft movie with its Dark Portal, and decided to throw a few words together in reference to them Arches. Ones of the hardest puzzles to crack, they are. There is essentially no valuable information to be obtained via searching for "Triumphal Arch".

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Even the oldest of the texts give the most regular information similar to what Wikipedia says. I have a suspicion that way back in the day these "Triumphal Arches" could be known under a different name. As it stands:
  • A triumphal arch is a monumental structure in the shape of an archway with one or more arched passageways, often designed to span a road. In its simplest form a triumphal arch consists of two massive piers connected by an arch, crowned with a flat entablature or attic on which a statue might be mounted or which bears commemorative inscriptions. The main structure is often decorated with carvings, sculpted reliefs, and dedications. More elaborate triumphal arches may have multiple archways.
  • Triumphal arches are one of the most influential and distinctive types of architecture associated with ancient Rome. Thought to have been invented by the Romans, the triumphal arch was used to commemorate victorious generals or significant public events such as the founding of new colonies, the construction of a road or bridge, the death of a member of the imperial family or the accession of a new emperor.
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Triumphal Arches
We are lead to believe that these Arches are decorative buildings meant to please an ego. I struggle to find another structure, which in its conventional state would be as worthless as these Arches. In my opinion they:
  • Serve no practical purpose
  • Serve no defensive purpose
  • Not easy to build
Note: Not every structure is called an Arch. Some of them are Gates, or Doors., i.e. India Gate and Red Gate, or Porte du Peyrou and Porte Saint-Denis. Some were even called Bridges - Pont Flavien.
500 Gates
The number of the destroyed arches is not exactly known. Researchers only know of the ones they know about, if that makes sense. One way or the other they estimate the number of Arches to ever exist to be close to 500. Chances are, there could be a thousand more, and we will never find out about them. Needless to say that their original spread could only be guessed.

We are so gullible, that we accept the most ridiculous of explanations of what some of the "post-Roman" Arches represent. Yet, these Arches incorporate our old friends - Ancient Greek, and Roman characters (pre-Mudflood civilization?). Here is a couple examples of the non-sense we buy.
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On August 6, 1889, William R. Ware and Charles B. Atwood, who had been appointed by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Commission, selected John H. Duncan's design for the arch from 36 designs submitted the previous year.

Arch in 1894 without sculptures
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This is a very "Ancient European" looking America...
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The third and the oldest surviving Triumphal Arch in Moscow was built in 1829–34 on Tverskaya Gate Square to Joseph Bové's designs in order to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It replaced an earlier wooden structure built by the veterans of the Napoleonic Wars in 1814.

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This is a very "Ancient European" looking Russia... minus makeshift accessories

Ianuae Magicae
Mentioned to my wife that I considered a possibility of these Triumphal Arches being portals of sorts for travel via teleportation type relocation. She immediately stated that "porte" meant "door" in French. This picked my interest and I decided to use Google Translate. Here is what I got:
  • [Eng : Latin] Gate - Porta
  • [Eng : Latin] Door - Ianuae
  • [Eng : Latin] Teleport - Ianuae Magicae
  • [Latin : Eng] Ianuae Magicae - The Magic Doors
King Solomon and Co.
From here I thought it would be much more interesting to Google. I thought wrong. Nothing solid came up so far. Apparently, the info on this Ianuae Magicae aka The Magic Doors could have some relation to King Solomon, and may be a derivative of the Knights Templar
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I'm equally suspicious with anything denied, or questioned by the contemporary science, as is clearly the case with these Solomon Key texts.

A couple of other noteworthy texts:


KD: Anyways, this is just a little prelim to the research. If we could figure out the name for these "Gates" before they became "Triumphal Arches", we could probably get a bit closer to solving their mystery. Feel free to join in, this is a hard one.
 
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