Trajan's Column was built in AD 113 to commemorate Roman emperor Trajan's battles and victory in the Dacian Wars. It stands over 100 feet tall and the inscription is 620 feet long as it winds around the column.
One of the things that makes Rome so great is that historic artifacts such as this are just about everywhere, proudly standing the test of time among a very cosmopolitan backdrop. That might be going a little too far. Many of the historic artifacts are not exactly standing the test of time but rather acquiescing to it.
I'm sure it's a constant challenge to balance the protection and public availability of these artifacts to not only the people of Rome but the world. And that is about as Roman as it gets. SPQR!