Trajan Column – Bayeux Tapestry

An outline of the similarities of the pivotal events illustrated on the Trajan Column in Rome, depicting the Dacian Wars from the beginning of the 2nd c CE of Emperor Trajan, and the Bayeux Tapestry narrating in images the events that led to the Battle of Hastings, the battle itself, and the Conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. There are many historic analyses accounts that consider the Bayeux Tapestry as directly inspired from Trajan Column. That is an interesting arch between the “birthday certificates” of two peoples, the English and the Romanians.


My aim, through this series of blog articles, is to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania and Southeast Europe, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of world architectural history and heritage.


If you have a historic house project in Romania or other country in Southeast Europe, I would be delighted to advise you in aspects pertaining to its architectural history and ways to preserve as much as possible from its period fabric and aesthetics in the course of restoration or renovation works, or to counsel you with specialist consultancy work related to that project. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contact page of this website.


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