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North Side of Altar
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View of  the upper north panel of the Ara Pacis.  This seems to be a procession of dignitaries processing to the dedication of the altar.

Below the meander design are beautiful flora designs attached to vines, all indicating abundance, luxury, and peace—that had been inaugurated by Augustus (r. 27 B.C to A.D. 14; = Pax Romana).