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Igel Column


Carole Raddato
published on 07 January 2021
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The Igel Column is a multi-storey Roman sandstone funerary monument located on the left bank of the Moselle some eight kilometres south of Trier. It was erected around 250 CE by two wealthy merchants of Celtic origin, the brothers Secundinius Aventinus and Secundinius Securus, for themselves and their deceased relatives. Measuring 23 metres (75 ft) in height, the mausoleum was richly decorated with mythological scenes and motifs from everyday life.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, January 07). Igel Column. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Raddato, Carole. "Igel Column." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 07, 2021.

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Raddato, Carole. "Igel Column." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Jan 2021. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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