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Hadrian's Arch
Hadrian's Arch

Hadrian's Arch

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Vassilissis Olgas & Amalias Avenue, Athens 105 57 Greece
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Are you planning a trip to Athens, Greece anytime in the near future? If so, you should definitely take the time to visit Hadrian's Arch. This historical landmark dates back to 131/132 AD. Originally ... Read more
built to honor the Roman emperor Hadrian, the arch is made of all marble. It was once the city gate connecting the original Athens with the Roman quarters. There is one inscription on the west side that reads, "This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus." There is also an inscription on the east side that reads, "This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus."

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Hadrian’s Arch (or Gate), is below Parthenon Hill, right before you enter the Temple of Olympian Zeus (Olympeion). Standing on one side of the arch, you can see the Parthenon and Acropolis through it—a really beautiful vista if you can get it. It’s included in the combination ticket for the major archaeological sites of Athens.

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The Arch of Hadrian (Greek: Αψίδα του Αδριανού Apsida tou Adrianou), most commonly known in Greek as Hadrian's Gate (Πύλη του Αδριανού Pyli tou Adrianou), is a monumental gateway resembling – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch. It spanned an ancient road from the center of Athens, Greece, to the complex of structures on the eastern side of the city that included the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It has been proposed that the arch was built to celebrate the adventus (arrival) of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to honor him for his many benefactions to the city, on the occasion of the dedication of the nearby temple complex in 131 or 132 AD.[1] It is not certain who commissioned the arch, although it is probable that the citizens of Athens or another Greek group were responsible for its construction and design. There were two inscriptions on the arch, facing in opposite directions, naming both Theseus and Hadrian as founders of Athens. While it is clear that the inscriptions honor Hadrian, it is uncertain whether they refer to the city as a whole or to the city in two parts: one old and one new. The early idea, however, that the arch marked the line of the ancient city wall, and thus the division between the old and the new regions of the city, has been shown to be false by further excavation. The arch is located 325m southeast of the Acropolis.

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Location: Syntagma The Arch of Hadrian in Athens, Attica: The Arch of Hadrian is a triumphal arch which lies in a walking distance from Syntagma square, right between the rock of the Acropolis and the temple of Olympian Zeus. On the northwest, this monument faces the Monument of Lycicrates in Plaka. The construction of this temple started in 131 BC to celebrate the arrival of the Roman Emperor Hadrian and to thank him for his benefactions for the city. Source: www.greeka.com

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Cambridge

The arch is an arch, but it's right next to other ruins, so you should definitely swing by.

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A bit trick to photograph but the cool thing about Athens is that there is a photo op around every corner!

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It's by Zeus temples, should stop by and see

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One of the ancient greek monuments, worth a stroll.

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