The Roman Plaque “Tabula Traiana”
The Roman Plaque “Tabula Traiana” /distance from Villa 60 km Vinci-> Golubac->Golubac Fortress->Lepenski Vir/
The Latin inscription dedicated to the Roman Emperor Trajan, placed on a carved rock above the Iron Gates Gorge. This plaque is part of the ensemble of the so-called Roman monuments which belong to the Roman road and remains of the bridge built by Trajan over the Danube. These monuments date back to the expedition of Trajan against the Dacians north of the Danube. For this project a military road was built from Belgrade to go mountain edges on the right bank of the Iron Gate to the flatter part where Apolodor engineer from Damascus built the bridge across the Danube. These ventures are immortalized in the scenes shown in the lower part of the Trajan column in Rome. The bridge was a wooden structure on brick pillars, which was a typical technology of the time. Trajan also regulated part of the Danube, which is due to the rapids until then considered impossible to sail. The construction of hydroelectric power plant Iron Gate (1963-1972) sunk the Roman time. It was decided to cut the plaque Traiana and place it 21.5 meters higher to be visible from the river. The monument is composed of large vertical table carved in stone. It is adorned with two dolphins, roses and an eagle with outstretched wings. The plaque is being protected patio stone bearing an inscription carved in modern times: Tabula Traian. The monument is composed of large vertical plaque carved in stone. It is adorned with two dolphins, roses and an eagle with outstretched wings. The plaque is being protected patio stone bearing an inscription carved in modern times: Tabula Traian. The text was interpreted by Otto Benndorf to mean:
EMPEROR CAESAR SON OF THE DIVINE NERVA, NERVA TRAJAN, THE AUGUSTUS, GERMANICUS, PONTIFEX MAXIMUS, APOINTED FOR TRIBUNE FOR THE FOURTH TIME , FATHER OF THE FATHERLAND, CONSUL FOR THE THIRD TIME EXCAVATING MOUNTAIN ROCKS AND USING WOOD BEAMS HAS MADE THIS ROAD.
IMP CAESAR DIVI NERVAE F NERVA TRAIANVS AUG GERM PONTIF MAXIMVS TRIB POT IIII PATER PATRIAE COS III MONTIBVS EXCISI. ANCO..BVS SVBLATIS VIA. .E.
Trajan's Bridge was a monumental building on the Danube River in the section where it flows through the Iron Gate and connects the Upper Moesia and Dacia (today's Serbia and Romania) during the Roman Empire. The bridge was built on the orders of Roman Emperor Marcus Ulpius Nerva Trajan. The bridge was officially openedin year 105 on the Danube, during the march of the Roman emperor Trajan on Dacians. The bridge was 1,097.5 meters long and for about 1,000 years it was considered to be the longest bridge ever built in the world. It was located near the village of Kostol near Kladovo at the Serbian side and Turnu Severin at Romanian side. The bridge was designed by the greatest architects of the time Apolodor of Damascus. The archaeological remains of Trajan's bridge and Pontes Roman settlement located some 5 kilometers from Kladovo, east of the village Kostol. This bridge is one of the most important masterpieces of Roman architecture.
Hologram of Trajan's Bridge
Project of the Ministry of Culture of Serbia, it is envisaged that at the site of the former monumental building should be a laser installation to their bundles drawn original appearance of the bridge. Laser would be visible at night, and when a ship touches it, illusion would disappear.
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