End of the Appian Way Column Marker

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 25 August 2017
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A 19.2 m marble column which dates to the 1st century BCE and was part of an honorary monument in Brindisum. Traditionally, the column was thought to mark the end of the Roman road the via Appia (Appian Way) but inscriptions on the column indicate a commemorative and religious function.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2017, August 25). End of the Appian Way Column Marker. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7081/end-of-the-appian-way-column-marker/

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Cartwright, Mark. "End of the Appian Way Column Marker." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 25, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7081/end-of-the-appian-way-column-marker/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "End of the Appian Way Column Marker." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Aug 2017. Web. 21 Sep 2021.