Asia Minor, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Nerva‚ÄďAntonine dynasty, Turkey

Statue of Hadrian from Troia IX, found in the Odeon, Troy (Ilium), Canakkale Museum

The emperor Hadrian visited Ilium (Troy) in 124 AD. In 1993, archaeologists discovered a larger-than-life cuirassed statue of Hadrian in the Odeon. Serving as a public meeting place and concert-hall, this civic building, dating from the time of Augustus, was extensively renovated by Hadrian and perhaps served as a place to present his own poem… Continue reading Statue of Hadrian from Troia IX, found in the Odeon, Troy (Ilium), Canakkale Museum