Building Trajan's Column

@article{Lancaster1999BuildingTC,
  title={Building Trajan's Column},
  author={Lynne C. Lancaster},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1999},
  volume={103},
  pages={419 - 439}
}
Trajan's Column is best known for its sculptured spiral frieze celebrating Trajan's victories in the Dacian Wars, but it is also a complex architectural monument representing an impressive feat of engineering. The Column is made up of 29 blocks of Luna marble weighing from 25 to 77 tons, the highest of which had to be raised to 38.4 m above ground. In this paper I discuss the evidence both for the construction of the Column and for the organization of the building site. Excavations earlier in… 
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