Emperor Trajan

Marcus Ulpius Nerva Traianus, commonly known as Trajan (18 September 53 - 8 August 117), was Roman emperor from AD 98 to 117. Regarded by Gibbon as one of the "Five Good Emperors". Notable for his public building program and expansion of the Roman Empire to its greatest extent with campaigns in Dacia, Armenia and Mesopotamia.

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Mérida: Trajan's Arch
Nubian Monuments: Philae - Trajan's Kiosk
Rabat: The later Roman town was constructed close to this settlement, with a set of monumental buildings around the forum, during the reign of the Emperor Trajan. It includes the remains of a capitol, a triumphal arch, a basilica and a curia. (AB ev)
Rome: Trajan's Column. Also Trajan's Market and Trajan's Forum
Timgad: Trajan's Arch

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