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)
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.
Reading an ancient comic strip The victory of the Roman emperor Trajan over the Dacians in back-to-back wars is carved in numerous scenes that spiral up around a 126-foot marble pillar in Rome known as Trajan's Column. It's a tale that reads like an ancient comic strip.
TRAJAN'S COLUMN In 113 AD a 42m (138ft) tall column was erected in honor of Emperor Trajan. A long winding band of reliefs on the column depicts the victories of Emperor Trajan in the Dacian Wars. http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/trajanscolumn.htm http://www.pbase.com/tim32225/image/52315209