Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art.  It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian.  (isn't it gorgeous?  I could live in Rome)

Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)

Building Trajan’s column | National Geographic | Portfolio of the Week - Fernando Baptista - Visualoop

Building Trajan’s column | National Geographic | Portfolio of the Week - Fernando Baptista - Visualoop

Trajan’s column, marble. Rome, Italy. 113 A.D. Commemorating Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars, completed in 113 AD.

Trajan’s column, marble. Rome, Italy. 113 A.D. Commemorating Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars, completed in 113 AD.

Column of Trajan. Similar in construct to the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Today there is a statue of St. Peter on top. Dedicated AD 113. 125 ft. tall, including the base. This is the only column in which an emperor was probably buried.

Column of Trajan. Similar in construct to the Column of Marcus Aurelius. Today there is a statue of St. Peter on top. Dedicated AD 113. 125 ft. tall, including the base. This is the only column in which an emperor was probably buried.

Trajan's Column. The scenes depict mostly the Roman army in military activities such as setting out to battle and engaging the Dacians

Trajan's Column. The scenes depict mostly the Roman army in military activities such as setting out to battle and engaging the Dacians

Trajan's Column by Giovanni Battista Piranesi is a Roman triumphal column in Rome. It commemorates Roman emperor Trayan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

Trajan's Column by Giovanni Battista Piranesi is a Roman triumphal column in Rome. It commemorates Roman emperor Trayan's victory in the Dacian Wars.

TRAJAN'S COLUMN - The victory of the Roman emperor Trajan over the Dacians in back-to-back wars. By Fernando Baptista, Daniela Santamarina and Emily Eng. Published on April 2015.

TRAJAN'S COLUMN - The victory of the Roman emperor Trajan over the Dacians in back-to-back wars. By Fernando Baptista, Daniela Santamarina and Emily Eng. Published on April 2015.

A great remaining relic handed down to us to enjoy - how I wish more of the Trajan Forum was still in existence!

A great remaining relic handed down to us to enjoy - how I wish more of the Trajan Forum was still in existence!

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