Tropaeum Traiani

Local nameTropaeum Traiani
LocationConstanța, Romania

The Tropaeum Traiani is a monument in Roman Civitas Tropaensium, built in 109 in then Moesia Inferior, to commemorate Roman Emperor Trajan's victory over the Dacians, in the winter of 101-102, in the Battle of Adamclisi. Before Trajan's construction, an altar existed there, on the walls of which were inscribed the names of the 3,000 legionaries and auxilia who had died "fighting for the Republic"..

Trajan's monument was inspired by the Augustus mausoleum, and was dedicated to the god Mars Ultor in AD 107/108. On the monument there were 54 metopes depicting Roman legions fighting against enemies; most of these metopes are preserved in the museum nearby. The monument was supposed to be a warning to the tribes outside this newly conquered province.By the 20th century, the monument was reduced to a mound of stone and mortar, with a large number of the original bas-reliefs scattered…

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropaeum_Traiani

Address Romania

Coordinates 44°6'8.335" N 27°57'19.375" E

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