France, Gaul, Hadrian's travels, Hadrian1900

Spring AD 121 – Hadrian departs for the northern provinces (#Hadrian1900)

Shortly after celebrating Rome's birthday (see here), Hadrian departed on his journey to the northern provinces and began his first extensive voyage through the empire. As he intended to be absent for a considerable time with little idea of a return date, it was necessary to leave the control of Rome in trustworthy hands. Annius Verus,… Continue reading Spring AD 121 – Hadrian departs for the northern provinces (#Hadrian1900)

Archaeology Travel, France, Hadrian, Turkey

Following Hadrian in Asia Minor and Gaul

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Turkey (exploring the regions of Lycia, Pisidia and Pamphylia), and to France where I visited Lugdunum (Lyon) and Vienna (Vienne). I will be posting loads of photos in the coming days from the dozen of sites I visited… Sagalassos, Side, Seleucia, Aspendos, Myra, Xanthos, Letoon, Patara,… Continue reading Following Hadrian in Asia Minor and Gaul