Trajan’s column, marble. Rome, Italy. 113 A.D. Commemorating Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars, completed in 113 AD.

Trajan’s marble column goes back to 113 A. in Rome. This column was built to commemorate the Roman emperor Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. I like the spiral going around the column splitting the images up.

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Dacia was conquered by Roman Empire about 2000 years ago.

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Dacia was conquered by Roman Empire about 2000 years ago.

Trajans Column,erected by the  emperor following his victory in Rome,wich  tells the story  of the conquest and campaign against the Dacians from  beginning to end.

Trajans Column tells the story of the conquest and campaign against the Dacians from beginning to end.

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column. The Dacian Draco was the standard and ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people. It can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy.

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column. The Dacian Draco was the standard and ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people. It can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy.

Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point.   Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of  Hellenistic pattern books.  Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.

Trajan Column XVII 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from…

Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point.   Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of  Hellenistic pattern books.  Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.

Trajan Column XVII 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from…

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian ( Romanian ancestors) commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

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