The Column stands within what was once a complex built by Trajan with the rich bounty from the Dacian Wars. It's an excellent example of Roman communication techniques - a visual chronicle, a triumphal monument, and a beautiful object all by itself.
The story takes you through Trajan's victorious campaign. The Roman colonization north of the Danube is central to the Romanians' origins - starting from Roman and Dacian ancestors.
In my home town of Bucharest, we have a copy of the column's panels in a walkable display within the National History Museum.
I was very impressed to see the original!