A victory column, or monumental column or triumphal column, is a monument in the form of a column, erected in memory of a victorious battle, war, or revolution. The column typically stands on a base and is crowned with a victory symbol, such as a statue. The statue may represent the goddess Victoria; in Germany, the female embodiment of the nation, Germania; in the United States either female embodiment of the nation Liberty or Columbia; in the United Kingdom, the female embodiment Britannia, an eagle, or a war hero.

Monumental columns

See also

* Record-holding columns in antiquity * List of Roman obelisks * List of Roman spiral stairs * List of Roman triumphal arches * Iaat, near Baalbek, Lebanon. * List of Roman victory columns * Obelisk * Rostral column * Triumphal arch



Part of this page is based on the article Siegessäule in the German-language Wikipedia. * * * * *

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