Arch of Hadrian   

Arch of Hadrian - Attica (Greece)

Arch of Hadrian Athens. Northwest of the Acropolis, near Plaka and close to Amalias Road, is Arch of Hadrian Athens. The Hadrian Gate or Arch stands on the same site as the temple of Zeus Olympius. Hadrian also built a new neighbourhood. On the border between the old and the new city he build the Hadrian Gate, which is 18 meters high. The gate of Hadrian is identical on both sides except for the inscriptions in Greek letters. In the direction of the Acropolis, it says: "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus." On the other hand, in the direction of the Temple of Zeus Olympius, it says: "This is the city of Hadrian, not of Theseus".

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Who was Hadrian?
The full Hadrianus name was "Publius Aelius Adrianus Trajan". He was emperor of Rome in the years 117-138 and a great lover of Greek culture. In his works Greek elements come back all the time. Besides the Olympius Zeus Temple and the Hadrian Arch, he built the library in Athens. In Rome, he build the Pantheon, the Ponte Sant' Angelo, the Temple of Trajan and the Athenaeum. In Benevento, he built the Villa Adriana, in Carthage Zaghouan Aqueduct.

 

Average temperature Arch of Hadrian
January
8.3°C
February
9.2°C
March
11.5°C
April
15.1°C
May
20.3°C
June
24.7°C
July
27.1°C
August
26.9°C
September
23.0°C
October
17.9°C
November
13.1°C
December
9.6°C

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