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Igeler Säule / Mausolée d'Igel / Igel Column

Summary

The Igel Column in the village of Igel on the Mosel is, besides the Drususstein of Mainz, the only roman mausoleum north of the Alps, which is still at its original place (“in situ”) and which had been kept above ground since the antiquity. Since 1986, the Igel Column is declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the other roman monuments of Trier.

 

 

More information

The monument escaped destruction after the decline of the Roman Empire, because, in the Middle Ages, the main relief on the southern site was considered to be a representation of the marriage of Constantius Chorus and Saint Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great.

The pillar monument, 23 m in height and made of red sandstone, was erected around 250 AD by the brothers Lucius Secundinius Aventinus and Lucius Secundinius Securus to honor themselves and their deceased relatives.

It is rich in colourful decorations, which show scenes of the everyday and work life of the cloth merchants and of mythology. Besides its purpose to serve as memorial for the dead family members, the monument should also advertise the cloth trade of the Secundinius family in Trier.

A reconstruction of the column with its original decoration is shown in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier.

Source: www.wikipedia.org
 

 

Igeler Säule / Mausolée d'Igel / Igel Column
Trierer Straße
54298 Igel
Deutschland
Internet:
http://www.unesco.org
Internet:
www.trier-info.de/igeler-saeule-info
Internet:
http://www.welterbe-trier.de
Internet:
http://www.welterbe-rlp.de
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