Antinous, Athens, Epigraphy, Exhibition, Greece, Hadrian, Hadrian1900

Exhibition: “Hadrian and Antinous: an encounter, 19 centuries later” at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (#Hadrian1900)

In the context of “The Unseen Museum” rotating-object programme and the temporary exhibition untitled "Hadrian and Athens Conversing with an Ideal World" which is currently taking place in the Gallery 31a of the Sculpture Collection, the Archaeological Museum of Athens brought to the fore two unique artefacts from the unknown world of their storerooms. Fifteen selected antiquities had… Continue reading Exhibition: “Hadrian and Antinous: an encounter, 19 centuries later” at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (#Hadrian1900)

Archaeology Travel, Greece, Greek temple, Mythology, Photography

Photoset: The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece

Cape of Sounion, with its famous temple dedicated to the god Poseidon, is one of the most beautiful natural areas of Attica and one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Greece. In ancient times it was called Sounias Akra (edge) and was connected with the legends of Athens and the Aegean. Cape Sounion is the… Continue reading Photoset: The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece

Archaeology Travel, Athens, Greece, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Photography

Exploring Hadrian’s Athens

Hadrian was a dedicated philhellene who admired Greek culture and did his best to be accepted and admired by the Greeks. He visited Greece three times when he was emperor (124/5, 128/9 and 131/2 AD) and he was especially fond of Athens. Pausanias writes that "the Emperor Hadrian generosity to his subjects was bestowed most… Continue reading Exploring Hadrian’s Athens

Archaeology Travel, Greece, Hadrian

Following Hadrian in Achaia

In just a few hours I will be travelling to Greece in Hadrian's footsteps, retracing the journey he undertook in the province of Achaia in 124-125 AD. “Hardly any emperor ever traveled with such speed over so much territory” the Historia Augusta tells us. Surely Hadrian was the emperor who honored the provinces with his presence… Continue reading Following Hadrian in Achaia