Colonna Traiana

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Colonna Traiana
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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The area
Neighborhood: Campitelli
How to get there
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 6 min walk
  • Colosseo • 6 min walk
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt397 contributions
Impressive helical stripes
Feb 2020
This pillar is impressive by its helical stripes and fine details and prints. Another interesting matter is that another typical one is located in another place “Column of Marcus Aurelius” beside “Galleria Alberto Sordi mall”.
Written January 27, 2021
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dapper777
Monaco30,981 contributions
Impressive
Jul 2020
Emperor Trajan commissioned this monumental column with 155 scenes in the spiral frieze to commemorate his victory over the Dacians (modern-day Romanians). 
According to one account, Trajan's conquest brought in half a million pounds of gold and a million pounds of silver into the Roman empire. 
Written July 11, 2020
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA24,904 contributions
The history of the Dacian Wars
Dec 2019 • Solo
Colonna Trajana with its spiral bas relief depicting battles of the Dacian wars and Trajan's triumph. Colonna Trajana never stops to amaze me: the details of the bas relief are so meticulous, precise and exquisitely carved. I think historians could learn about the Dacian wars just by analyzing this spectacular bas relief.

If you want to get really close to the Column and see all the details, take a tour of the nearby Palazzo Valentini: at the end of the tour you will be able to approach the column and also see the documentary about it
Written May 23, 2020
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Malgorzata
9,751 contributions
Wonderful work
May 2019
Walking along Venetian Square, we come across a column between two baroque churches. It is the Trajan Column. The main purpose of its construction was to commemorate the victorious war of Emperor Trajan in Dacia ,today's Romania. The column was located at the Trajan's Forum, it was inaugurated in 113. It has a spiral 200 meters long, which wraps around the entire column (inside is empty), as if the papyrus was rolled up where you can read the story . More than a hundred scenes with over two thousand characters are represented. At the end of 1500, the statue of the emperor was replaced with the statue of St. Peter's bronze. Worth to see.
Written April 19, 2020
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,440 contributions
New Area of Excavation when Trajan Column is located
Mar 2020
The amount of sculptural relief on the column is phenomenal. It tells the story of Trajan and his victories. It is part of the Augustan forum vs the old forum which is on the other side of street.
Written April 19, 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,745 contributions
Trajan
Jan 2020
An impressive column built to glorify Trajan's victory in the Dacian wars. I would have liked to see the spiral scene unwound for closer inspection - plaster casts are in the Museum of Roman Civilisation in EUR, but this was closed when we tried to visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,371 contributions
Triumphal Column
Feb 2020 • Solo
Impressive triumphal column that is part of the cityscape of Ancient Rome. It features a spiral bas relief that illustrates wars between the Romans and Dacians. It dates back to 113AD. Looking down upon the base of the column from the viewing platform it is interesting to note that 2,000 years ago that was the street level of Rome! The column itself makes for a nice photo with the dome of Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano in the background.
Written March 1, 2020
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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,211 contributions
Very large column
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was constructed apparently in honor of some famous Roman Emperor. It’s pretty cool but nothing overly spectacular
Written February 16, 2020
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,635 contributions
I dreamed that I would see this Column since I was 8 years old.
Jun 2019
Colona Traiana is a tab in the history of Italy but also in the history of Romania. It was erected to celebrate the most important campaign of Emperor Trajan, to conquer Dacia (Romania, nowadays). We, the Romanians, have been teaching at school about this Column since the first years of school. The scenes represented on this Column are extraordinarily realized, but for a tourist it is almost impossible to study them more closely
Written December 8, 2019
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy24,887 contributions
Triumphal symbol
Nov 2019 • Solo
Inside the homonym forum this column stands up over the ruins, it was built in 113 AD to remember the conquest of Dacia ( do you remember Spartacus legend ? He came from this land )
It’s made by 20 colossal marble drums , each weighing about 32 tons.
The internal is hollow , a spiral staircase allows you to reach the top .
Written November 21, 2019
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