Trajan's Column was designed by Apollodorus of Damascus and built 113 A.D. Located near the end of the Forum of Trajan. The column's material is white marble. The purpose of this column serves to honor and remember the victory of Dacian Wars which were lead by Trajan. The column depicts scenes and stories of Trajan conquering the barbarians. The Column used to be colored but the color has faded. Trajan was also the first emperor to have his ashes placed within the City [this depends on how one defines "the City": Augustus' Mausoleum is within the city as it was in the first century AD, but not within the inner core (or pomerium), which was more sacred]. Lastly, a statue of Trajan used to stand at the top of the column but was eventually replaced with St. Peter, an order from Pope Sixtus V.
Designed by the Architect Apollodorus of Damascus
Photo Credits : Claudio Salvatore Pergolizzi
Claudio Salvatore Pergolizzi