Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Column of Marcus Aurelius

Column of Marcus Aurelius 4
Column of Marcus Aurelius 4, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
Not far from the Pantheon stands the column of Marcus Aurelius. Standing 100 feet high, it bears reliefs depicting his conquests in the Danubian Wars over the Marcomanni and Sarmatians. (Do all columns tell the story of wars that start with a "D"?)

Although the column is not as old as Trajan's column, it has apparently suffered from earthquakes and a fire. The quality of the sculptures is inferior to those on Trajan's column as well.

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