Hadrian, also spelled Adrian, was Roman emperor from AD 117
to 138. At the time, Hadrian's empire looked like this on a
117 AD Roman
Roman Empire AD 117 (USMA)
Map of the Vicinity of Rome, 2nd Century AD
Just like his uncle and predecessor
Trajan, Hadrian was born in Italica, Baetica.
Here is the
map of Baetica.
His original name was Publius Aelius Hadrianus. As
emperor, he was called Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus.
Hadrian's Wall in Britain was one
of the many remarkable things Hadrian came up with.
Also illustrated on this map is the
and Antonine Wall
Map of Hadrian's Wall
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Map of the Limes in Britain, Hadrian's Wall AD 122
Map of the Limes in Germany 2nd Century AD
Hadrian was an artist by heart. He built
himself a villa at Tivoli, outside Rome, the location of which you
can see on this
The word villa might be a bit of an understatement. Hadrian's Villa covered
a massive compound of approx. 7 square miles, or
18 square kilometers.
Considered a masterpiece, the building was put
on the UNESCO World Heritage site list in 1999.
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