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Colonna Traiana, Rome

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Completed in 113 CE, Colonna Traiana celebrates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. The column is carved to the top with stories that describe wars between the Dacians and the Romans. At the top, you will see a bronze figure of St. Peter, which replaced the stolen statue of Trajan. Hire a guide for in-depth stories surrounding this monument. Put Colonna Traiana into our Rome road trip planning site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Could see the ruins, just saw the original colors on the English tour was also in a different way. Such as the meaning of the original colors and engraving was very impressed. Does not close until the root is hardly look up from some distance away, so no. But from the bottom up to the top fine carved a great monument. If you can climb inside.
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  • Trajan was emperor in the early 2nd Century CE when the Roman Empire reached its greatest extent. The column celebrates his two victories over the Dacians. It is composed of multiple circular drums, s...  more »
  • Magnificent white marble column referring to Emperor Trajan "offered" by the people of Rome in honor of your victory against the Dacians. Has an interior staircase which allows access to a small terrace at the top of the column, it is no longer possible to visit today. Entries in column in bas-relief are spectacular and symbolize the battle against the Dacians.
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  • I was looking forward to seeing this column that I know from my History books... It is even in better conditions than what I expected!
  • A riqueza dos detalhes é de outro mundo!! E é bem alto! Fica mais bonito a noite, quando as luzes acendem
  • Very interesting if you know the history behind it.
  • Wonderful piece of history. Worth seeing.
  • Lovable monument, with the Queen Mary on top.

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