Trajan’s Column


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Trajan’s Column
Rome was an imperial power in the ancient world. Emperors and other political leaders often built their prestige and political power through successful military campaigns. Successful campaigns were vital to the political survival of Emperors and other political leaders who often commemorated their victories with large public monuments.
There are many monuments built by Roman Emperors commemorating their victories. One of the most interesting is Trajan’s column. Built in 112 AD the column is covered in 200 meter long helical frieze. The column is similar to many monuments of the period. The unique feature of the column was its depictions of more then 2 600 human figures. Although human figures were common in Roman art these...
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