The Emperor Hadrian

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 September 2016
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This bronze head comes from a larger than life size statue. The statue probably stood in a public space in Roman London, perhaps in the forum. It may have been put up to commemorate Hadrian's visit to Britain in 122 CE, during which he ordered the construction of a wall to defend the north of the province. Hadrian (reigned 117-138 CE) travelled widely in the Empire, and there are many marble statues of him, but this bronze is a rare survival. 2nd century CE. Found in the River Thames at London Bridge, in 1834 CE. (British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 25). The Emperor Hadrian. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5719/the-emperor-hadrian/

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