Trajan's Column is at once a sublime expression of Roman Art and of the dominating force of the conquerors of the World.
GV and pan Trajan forum with column trajan.
pan and zoom of column.
ditto zoom of the St. Peter statue on the Trajan column.
ditto shots of the column.
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Background: Trajan's Column is at once a sublime expression of Roman Art and of the dominating force of the conquerors of the World. It is towering into the air nearly a hundred feet high. Around the shaft spirally in 23 tiers are some 25.000 figures done in relief. They represent the victories of the emperor Trajan (A.D.98-117), under whom the empire reached its greatest extent.
Under this column, in a golden urn, the ashes of the Emperor were buried. On the summit there was originally a colossal bronze statue of him, which Pope Sixtus V (1521-1590) replaced with figure of St. Peter