The Emperor Hadrian in Athens in the 2nd century AD

Acropolis Museum, Lobby

The Acropolis Museum honors the anniversary of the 1900 years since the ascent to the throne of Emperor Hadrian, a friend and benefactor of Athens, with the presentation of an exquisite portrait of the Emperor found in Syngrou Avenue, and an interesting video, produced by the Museum, which showcases the Emperor’s immense building program concerning the city of Athens in the 2nd cent. AD. Hadrian’s work signifies the revival of Greek Letters and Science during the time of the Roman Empire.
The year 2017 sees the 1900 year anniversary of the ascent to the throne of Hadrian, an admirer and benefactor of Athens. The Acropolis Museum pays tribute to the immense program of the Emperor who renewed and expanded the urban planning of Athens and signified the revival of Greek Letters and Science during the time of the Roman Empire.

Free access

Acropolis Museum opening hours

15.1.2017 – 31.3.2017


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