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Athens Sights

Hadrian's Arch

  • Vasilissis Amalias at Dionyssiou Areopagitou Map It
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Updated 09/02/2014

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One of the most important Roman monuments surviving in Athens, Hadrian's Arch has become, for many, one of the city's most iconic landmarks. This marble gateway, built in AD 131 with Corinthian details, was intended both to honor the Hellenophile emperor Hadrian and to separate the ancient and imperial sections of Athens. On the side facing the Acropolis an inscription reads "this is athens, the ancient city of theseus", but the side facing the Temple of Olympian Zeus

proclaims "this is the city of hadrian and not of theseus."

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Vasilissis Amalias at Dionyssiou Areopagitou, Athens, 10557, Greece

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Updated 09/02/2014


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