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Trajan's Column, Rome

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Completed in 113 CE, Trajan's Column 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. PutTrajan's Column 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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • This astounds me. What a spectacular building. Awe inspiring. The sheer size makes me think the Colosseum probably evoked a similar response in its day.
  • It is necessary to visit the site at night, there are clearly fewer people, and the enhancement thanks to the light gives a whole new dimension to the buildings. Here the column is really highlighted at night.
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