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Roman Architecture: Engineering an Empire

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Krystal Coenen
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« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2007, 05:43:00 pm »

The Tropaeum Traiani is a tropaeum in Adamclisi, Romania, built in 109 in then Moesia Inferior, to commemorate Roman Emperor Trajan's victory over the Dacians, in 102, in the Battle of Tapae. The monument was erected on the place were legio XXI Rapax was crushed. Before Traian construction, an altar existed, inscribed on the walls were the names of 3000 Legionaries and Auxilia servicemen who died "Fighting for Republic". The Traian monument was inspired from Augustus mausoleum, and dedicated for MARS Ultor in 107/108 BC. On the monument there were 54 metope depicting roman legions against enemies, most of them are preserved in museum. The monument role was to be a warning for extra provinciam tribes.[1] The original monument has long since disintegrated. The present edifice is a reconstruction dating from 1977 of the original monument. A nearby museum contains many archeological objects, including parts of the original Roman monument, from originally 54 metopes, 48 are in the museum and 1 is in Istambul.
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