24 July-26 Oct 2008. The Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) is best known for his passion for Greek culture and architecture, for his homosexuality. But in the United Kingdom he is mainly known for the wall he built between England and Scotland in order to mark the furthest reach of his empire, which at the time covered much of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. On show are over 180 objects including sculptures, bronzes and architectural fragments from international collections, some on show for the first time, as well as pieces from the British Museum
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Hadrian. Empire and Conflict.
British Museum. Great Russell Street, London, tel. 0044-20-7323 8000. Wed 10.00-17.30, Thu-Fri 10.00-20.30.