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"The Arch of an Emperor" Hadrian's Arch Tip by athenian80

Hadrian's Arch, Athens: 23 reviews and 33 photos

  view from the west
by athenian80

Very close to the temple of Zeus you can see the Arch of Handrian.Named after the roman emperor who was an ardent fan of Athens,the Arch was erected in AD 131 as a landmark between the old city of Athens(that of Thiséas)and the new city built by Handrian.If you look carefully on the Arch from the Eastern facade you'll see the script that indicates "This is Handrian's city and not of Thiseas" and on the western one "This is Athens,Thiseas' before city".As you'll notice the monument is undergoing restoration and cleaning.Situated along Vassilissis Amalias avenue this landmark suffers from the 24-hour round exhaust fumes.

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2002
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