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The Fountain of Emperor Trajan

Trajan FountainThis was on the north side of the street. According to one inscription, it was built around 102-114 AD in the name of the Emperor Trajan. The altar inscription is on a piece of the cornege beside the fountain. The fountain had two-storied columns on three sides. Between the columns were statue niches. In the central niche was a statue of Trajan. Water entered the fountain through a pipe under the emperor's feet. The original height was 12 m, but was reduced when later repaired. Statues found here of Dionysius, a satyr, Aphrodite and the royal family are on display in the Museum.

Trajan Fountain  Trajan Fountain