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  Trajan's column
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This used to be a religious and political centre of Ancient Rome. It included the Temple of Trajan, 2 libraries, the basilica Ulpia (you can still see its marble columns), the markets with stores and the column with the statue of Trajan (almost intact).

If you take a closer look at the 40m-high column, you'll see the scenes from Trajan's campaign against the Dacians (e.g. the building of the bridge over the Danube, crossing rivers or conquests).

Trajan's Forum was planned by Apollodorus of Damascus and built around 110.

Website: http://www.capitolium.org/eng/fori/traiano.htm

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  • Updated Aug 10, 2010
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