Archaeology News, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Roman Portraiture, Spain

Exquisite marble bust of Hadrian found in Spain

Today I was thrilled to discover that a beautiful bust of Hadrian had been excavated at the archaeological site of Los Torrejones in the Region of Murcia in Spain. The bust, characterized by its excellent condition, was discovered during archaeological digs at the site which ran from October to December 2014. It was only unveiled… Continue reading Exquisite marble bust of Hadrian found in Spain

Archaeology News, Hadrian's Villa, Italy

Archaeologists discover hidden slave tunnel beneath Hadrian’s Villa

From The Telegraph "Italian archaeologists have discovered a hidden tunnel beneath Hadrian’s Villa near Rome, part of a network of galleries and passageways that would have been used by slaves to discreetly service the sprawling imperial palace. The newly-found tunnel was large enough to have taken carts and wagons, which would have ferried food, fire… Continue reading Archaeologists discover hidden slave tunnel beneath Hadrian’s Villa

Archaeology News, Hadrian's Villa

Excavations Uncover Five Buildings In Garden At Hadrian’s Villa

From Italy Magazine "Archaeologists have unearthed five monumental buildings at the Villa Adriana (Hadrian’s Villa) at Tivoli, near Rome.[...] Italian newspaper ‘Il Messaggero’ reports that archaeologists have discovered five buildings decorated with large statues. Hadrian designed the complex of structures to creating an idealised landscape garden. Researchers from the Sapienza University of Rome carried out… Continue reading Excavations Uncover Five Buildings In Garden At Hadrian’s Villa