An exhibition exploring Rome”s most enigmatic Emperor, his life and legacy, the sharp contradictions of his personality and his role as a ruthless military commander, is running at the British Museum until October 26th.
Incorporating recent scholarship and the latest archaeological discoveries, the exhibition will feature more than 180 objects connected to Hadrian, on loan from 28 collections across Europe.
Dramatic sculptures, exquisite bronzes and architectural fragments will be brought together and displayed for the first time in the UK, alongside famous objects from the museum”s own collection which include the iconic bronze head of Hadrian and the Vindolanda tablets.
Thorsten Opper, curator of the exhibition said: "This will be a unique opportunity to see important objects related to Hadrian in one exhibition.
"Hadrian was an extremely successful emperor who left an immense and enduring legacy, but one that is often not recognised or appreciated.
"This exhibition will allow for a reassessment of his character, his life, love and legacy."
Admission to the exhibition costs £12, and can be booked online or over the phone.
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