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
reliefs 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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