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“Marketing: a 2000 years history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colonna Traiana

Colonna Traiana
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Private Tour of Ancient Rome by Bicycle including Skip-the-Line Colosseum and...
Ranked #72 of 1,458 things to do in Rome
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Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Valencian Country, Spain
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“Marketing: a 2000 years history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Trajan, a master of political marketing, from 2 thousand years ago. And now you can testify how incredible and powerful is the image of such a column.

Trajan built this column to show, to document his victories. On the history told, the idea of Victory is shared across the ones who see the column itself - as it's an incredible and colossal work carved on 22 blocks of marble.

So, Trajan was doing his own propaganda and at the same time, entering into history with this unique monument. But the most impressive was the idea of telling the history in the format of a column, something that was never seeing before.

Check out for a Khan Academy video about this column, 5 minutes that really worth to understand the idea.

Notice:
- It's possible to enter into the column and have a good view from upstairs, but obviously if you go upstairs you won't be able to see the history itself carved on the column
- in the via Alessandrina there's a representation of the whole history in a continuous line, which helps a lot to understand the war represented in the column
- the column entrance, by the time I visited, was not open

Visited June 2014
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Alba Adriatica, Italy
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“Fantastic and long standing monument!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Amongst other monuments in Rome, this is one of the most interesting as it tells the story of the war with Dachs (daci). The Romans, even if won the war, paid their respect to their enemies.
This fantastic monument was the token of their respect.
A copy of it on 1:1 scale by pieces that can be seen closely is at National History Museum in Bucharest, Romania.

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Krakow, Poland
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“Impressive one”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

My favourite column in Rome. History of this one perfectly shows, how insolent was Christians in Rome. It's too bad, that stairs to the top are closed. Still, worth seeing.

Visited June 2014
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Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia
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“cool column”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

this was a fun thing to do because you can just take a break from everything and just look at that column and experience this because trajan was the biggest emperor of the roman time ( he conquered romania too)
regards :)

Visited April 2014
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“Columna de Trajano”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Fantastic column for commemorate the Emperor Trajan's victory. Is really impressive the details around it and the good state of it through these 2 thousand years. The location is between the Trajan's market and Trajan's forum!

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