Trajan’s Column

WESTERN CIV. 55

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Trajan’s column is a large column that stands 131 feet off the ground. What makes it such an interesting piece of Roman Art, is because it’s basically like a giant comic strip. If you look closely, you can see the remarkably detailed story of the Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. 

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On the bottom of the column, there is an inscription that when translated reads:

“The Senate and people of Rome (give or dedicate this) to the emperor Caesar, son of the divine Nerva Traianus Augustus Germanicus Dacicus”

The statue on the top of the column was originally emperor Caesar, but it was destroyed and replaced with a statue of Saint Peter. 

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Trajan’s Column still stands tall to this day and if your in the Roman area, I highly recommend you check it out.

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