History of Leith, Edinburgh

July 29, 2008

Hadrian resurfaces in Turkey, with a head for history

The recently unearthed head of a statue of Roman Emperor Hadrian, the stunning centerpiece of the British Museum’s “Hadrian: Empire and Conflict” exhibit, which opened Thursday, is a towering historical reminder of current political complexities. Discovered in Turkey last year, Hadrian’s head is the center of the museum’s hugely popular exhibit, which includes artifacts from the various continents that were at one time ruled by Hadrian. Like gossipers in an ancient Roman bathhouse, visitors whisper about stunning pieces that tell of sex, rebellion and military withdrawal. for more click here

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