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18 December 2010

Find Emperor Trajan

Standing outside Tower Hill Tube, beside a remaining fragment of the original London Wall, is a statue of Roman Emperor Trajan. Legend has it is is a eighteenth century copy apparently discovered in a scrap yard by a vicar in Southampton.

Trajan ruled from 98AD until his death in 117AD, when he was succeeded by Hadrian, of wall fame. As Emperor, he was noted for his building programmes in Rome and its provinces, including Trajan's Column, Trajan's Forum, Trajan's Bridge, Alcántara Bridge.

For more on Trajan, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trajan

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