La Colonna Traiana è un monumento innalzato a Roma per celebrare la conquista della Dacia (attuale Romania) da parte dell'imperatore Traiano: rievoca infatti tutti i momenti salienti di quella espansione territoriale. La cella alla base aveva la funzione di sepolcro per le ceneri dell'imperatore. Si tratta della prima colonna coclide mai innalzata. Era collocata nel Foro di Traiano, in un ristretto cortile alle spalle della Basilica Ulpia fra due (presunte) biblioteche, dove un doppio loggiato ai lati ne facilitava la lettura.
Brought from Egypt and carved with Trajan adventures this huge column is a masterpiece of ancient Roman art. Placed in a nice pedestrian area close to the forum you can have very nice views of Venezia Square. A must see together with the Trajan forum
It is one of the well preserved ancient roman ruin. It is based near the Colosseum and you can find it in front of altar of fatherland. This is perhaps one of the first comic in the history. It rapresents the war in Dacia, the actual Romania, held by the imparator Traiano. If you can see the pictures you can see a story, step by step you notice every moment of this military campaign. Really remarkable.
Really tall column depicting the expeditions of the Roman emperor of the II century AD, Marcus Ulpius Trajanus. Most notably, the one against the Dacians (current Romanians). It is amazing how well kept still is, thankfully.
Really nice place to hang and let sink in the feeling you take a look back in the ancient times. It’s the testament of how much Traian respected the dacians, raising this column to tell the story of his campaigns in Dacia which also marked the beginning of Romanian people. It’s in a surprisingly good state after millenniums.
An impressive ancient monument built by one of the greatest Roman emperors. To take a good look, you need a binocular.
Trajan's Column (Italian: Colonna Traiana, Latin: COLVMNA·TRAIANI) is a Roman triumphal column in Rome, Italy, 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 (98 feet) in height, 35 metres (115 feet) including its large pedestal. The shaft is made from a series of 20 colossal Carrara marble[a] drums, each weighing about 32 tons, with a diameter of 3.7 metres (12.1 feet). The 190-metre (620-foot) frieze winds around the shaft 23 times. Inside the shaft, a spiral staircase of 185 steps provides access to a viewing platform at the top. The capital block of Trajan's Column weighs 53.3 tons, which had to be lifted to a height of c. 34 metres (112 feet). Ancient coins indicate preliminary plans to top the column with a statue of a bird, probably an eagle, but after construction, a statue of Trajan was put in place; this statue disappeared in the Middle Ages. On December 4, 1587, the top was crowned by Pope Sixtus V with a bronze figure of St. Peter, which remains to this day.The column was originally flanked by two libraries, which may have contained Trajan's scroll-written despatches from his Roman-Dacian Wars. Filippo Coarelli suggests that such scrolls are the basis both of the column's design and its spiraling, sculpted narrative. The column shows 2,662 figures, and 155 scenes; Trajan himself appears on the column 58 times.