Em­peror Hadrian

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It has been 1900 years since Hadrian (76-138 CE) as­cended to the throne of Rome and the Acrop­o­lis Museum is mark­ing the an­niver­sary with a tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tion about the man por­trayed by his­to­ri­ans as a ded­i­cated phil­hel­lene and keen ad­mirer of Greek cul­ture which runs through March 31. High­lights of the show, on the ground floor of the museum, in­clude a por­trait of the 14th em­peror of Rome that was un­earthed by ar­chae­ol­o­gists on Syn­grou Av­enue and a video show­cas­ing Hadrian’s fa­mous build­ing pro­gram for the city of Athens in the 2nd cen­tury AD. The museum is open Mon­days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues­days to Thurs­days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri­days from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Satur­days and Sun­days from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Acrop­o­lis Museum, 15 Diony­s­iou Are­opag­i­tou, tel 210.900.0900, www.theacrop­olis­mu­seum.gr

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