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"Piazza Colonna & Marcus Aurelius column" Colonna Marco Aurelio - Column of Marcus Aurelius Tip by Frisbeeace

  Marcus Aurelius Column
by Frisbeeace

Piazza Colonna is at the midpoint of Via del Corso and is considered by Romans the very centre of the city. The Column was erected in 176 AD by Marcus Aurelius to celebrate his victories in Armenia, Persia and Germany and it was dedicated to his father Antoninus Pius. Marcus Aurelius' wars and victories are recorded on a sculpture band, which spirals up the column's surface. It was finished in 193 AD. In 1589 Sixtus V restored the column and christianized it by adding on its top the statue of St. Paul. Domenico Fontana was responsible for this restoration and he signed it.

Address: Piazza Colonna

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