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Scene 89
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.
Any color photographs are © William P. Thayer 1997-


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Scene 91

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

p169 XC. Trajan prepares stores of timber

The first care of the emperor after the capture of this important place is the preparation of stores of timber for building and for various constructions. The Romans are on the slopes of the Carpathians, and are near the retreat of the Dacian king. A number of men belonging to the heavy troops are cutting down large trees. The timber as it is cut is piled with perfect regularity in stacks. It is laid out at one place in the form of a circular bastion, behind which shelter can be found in case of any sudden attempts at interruption.


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