The guys at History in 3D have done it again! An amazing reconstruction and imagination based on historical research into what Trajan’s Column – which is still standing – would originally have looked like.
This isn’t the only massive column celebrating a military campaign though. There’s a second one about 15 minutes’ walk away, the column of Marcus Aurelius at Piazza Colonna, which you can see on our free Piazzas and Fountains self-guided tour.
Unless you’re a real history geek, don’t try to interpret the bas-relief carvings: they both take a very long time to say “bunch of Roman soldiers got on a ship, went to another country, kicked everone’s butt, took a bunch of stuff, came home”!