Trajan's Column

Rome, Italy

Trajan's Column is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It was probably constructed under the supervision of the architect Apollodorus of Damascus at the order of the Roman Senate. It is located in Trajan's Forum, built near the Quirinal Hill, north of the Roman Forum. Completed in AD 113, the freestanding column is most famous for its spiral bas relief, which artistically describes the epic wars between the Romans and Dacians (101–102 and 105–106). Its design has inspired numerous victory columns, both ancient and modern.

The structure is about 30 metres high. The column shows 2,662 figures, and 155 scenes; Trajan himself appears on the column 58 times.

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Foro Traiano, Rome, Italy
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Founded: 113 AD
Category: Statues in Italy

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Ferraro N (11 months ago)
It is always a discovery to walk in this area, the Foro Traiano, to be admired from different angles and from different perspectives throughout the seasons
Janos Kosa (12 months ago)
Beautiful monument, for many of us one of the icons of the Roman Empire.
Andranik Petrosyan (13 months ago)
Master peace
Anne Amison (14 months ago)
Bring binoculars and spend half an hour studying the superb reliefs on the magnificent structure.
Camden Mullenaux (16 months ago)
This column has literally stood the test of time and done so remarkably well! The story behind it is just as intriguing as its physical longevity.
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