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The Igel Pillar

Igel (Kreis Trier-Saarburg)

Two brothers from a rich cloth-making and trading family had this monument erected about 250 A.D. on the Roman road from Trier to Reims for themselves and their relatives. The sandstone pillar, originally about 23 m high, is decorated with architecturally proportioned side panels and numerous figured relief’s from Roman mythology, cloth making and the everyday life of a family. Despite sever weathering, the Igel pillar is still one of the best-preserved examples of monuments of tomb-architecture.


 


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