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Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

The National Archaeological Museum, in collaboration with the Italian Archaeological School in Athens, is hosting the temporary exhibition "Hadrian and Athens, Conversing with an Ideal World" that runs until late November 2018 marking 1.900 years since the beginning of Hadrian’s reign in 117 AD.

The exhibition "Hadrian and Athens, Conversing with an Ideal World", taking place at the National and Archaeological Museum (Sculpture Collection, Gallery 31a) in Athens until late November, aims to showcase Emperor Hadrian's philhellenism and highlight his rich and enduring legacy.

Among the 40 exhibits featured – originating from the vast collections of the National Archaeological Museum – visitors will find on display portraits and sculptures of the Emperor Hadrian along with those of emblematic figures in Greek philosophical thought, such as Plato and Aristotle.

By promoting the integration of Greek intelligentsia with Roman tradition, Roman Emperor Hadrian (117- 138 AD) was instrumental in establishing a common cultural base between the Greek and Roman cultures that become the cornerstone of western civilization.

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Hadrian and Athens at the National Archaeological Museum

28/11/2017 - 27/11/2018

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Date: runs until late November 2018¦ Location: Athens ¦ Venue: National and Archaeological Museum – 44 Patission Street, 106 82, Athens ¦ Opening hours: Mondays from 1 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm 13:00 – 20:00¦ More info:

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