Column of Marcus Aurelius (Sarah)

Piazza Colonna (Rome)

Marcus Aurelius's column is a monument in Rome, erected between 176 and 192 to celebrate, perhaps after his death, the victories of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180) obtained on the Germanic populations of the Marcomanni, Quadi and Sarmatians, stationed North of the middle Danube during the marcomanniche Wars.

The column, which was 29.617 meters high (equal to 100 Roman feet; 42 meters if we consider also the basis), is still in its original location in front of Palazzo Chigi and gives the name to the square in which it stands, piazza Colonna.

The monument, covered with bas-reliefs, is inspired by Trajan's column. The sculptural frieze that coils spirally around the stem, if it were done, would exceed the 110 metres in length.



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