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January AD 118 – Hadrian inaugurates the new year in Nicomedia (#Hadrian1900)

One thousand nine hundred years ago, Hadrian most likely celebrated the new year (year 871 Ab urbe condita) in Nicomedia, the capital of the province of Pontus and Bithynia in worth-west Asia Minor. After a short stay in Nicaea (see previous post here) Hadrian and his army continued to march towards Byzantium along the Gulf… Continue reading January AD 118 – Hadrian inaugurates the new year in Nicomedia (#Hadrian1900)