AD 120 – The army erects a wooden palisade on the German frontier (#Hadrian1900) — FOLLOWING HADRIAN

Hadrian’s deep concern with consolidating and defining the Empire started very early in his reign. Upon ascending the throne, the new emperor abandoned Trajan’s newly conquered provinces beyond the Euphrates and rapidly took the opportunity to carry out his new frontier policy. He first embarked on a quick inspection of the military bases along the……

AD 120 – The army erects a wooden palisade on the German frontier (#Hadrian1900) — FOLLOWING HADRIAN

Thugga (Dougga) — following hadrian photography

The archaeological site of Thugga (modern-day Dougga) is located in the North-west region of Tunisia, dominating the fertile valley of Oued Khalled. Before the Roman annexation of Numidia, the town of Thugga was the capital of an important Libyco-Punic state. It flourished under Roman rule but declined during the Byzantine and Islamic periods. The impressive […]

Thugga (Dougga) — following hadrian photography

Philae — following hadrian photography


The original island of Philae was the site of an Egyptian temple complex in the Nile that now lies submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser to the south of Aswan in southern Egypt. It was originally located near the First Cataract of the Nile in Upper Egypt but was dismantled and moved to nearby […]

über Philae — following hadrian photography

Buthrotum (Butrint) — following hadrian photography


As Albanian’s first designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Butrint (ancient Buthrotum) is the most famous and most visited archaeological site in the country. Located in southern Albania directly opposite the Greek island of Corfu, Butrint offers a combination of historic ruins and natural beauty. Its well-preserved ruins are nestled in a marshy landscape between an […]

über Buthrotum (Butrint) — following hadrian photography

Guest post: ‘Always in all things changeable’: The emperor and his tomb — FOLLOWING HADRIAN


An essay by Nick Leonard… The emperor of Rome, ‘god and Panhellene,’1 was not one to linger anywhere, and certainly not in the capital city that he despised. All the major hallmarks of Hadrian’s reign – his civic architectural projects, his defensive fortifications, his drilling of the legions – stemmed from a restlessness that compelled […]

über Guest post: ‘Always in all things changeable’: The emperor and his tomb — FOLLOWING HADRIAN

Der Rest der Stadt – Civitas Tropaensium

Civitas Tropaensium was a Roman castrum situated in Moesia Inferior in modern Constanţa County, Romania. It was settled by Roman veterans of the Dacian Wars and became a municipium shortly before 170 AD. Constantine I rebuilt the city after it was destroyed by the Goths and it survived until the Avars sacked it in 587 […]

über Civitas Tropaensium — following hadrian photography

Hadrians Brücke

The Roman bridge at Alcántara in Extremadura, Spain, is one of the finest examples of Roman bridge-building and a monumental feat of engineering. It was built over the Tagus River in the ancient Roman province of Lusitania between 104 and 106 AD and was dedicated to the Roman emperor Trajan on behalf of the local indigenous populations. […]

über Alcántara Bridge — following hadrian photography

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Hadrian’s Villa (Villa Adriana) in Tivoli near Rome is an exceptional complex of classical buildings created by Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. Almost immediately after becoming emperor, Hadrian made plans for an imperial villa in the countryside about 30 kilometres east of Rome. In ancient times it occupied about 120 hectares of land and […]

über Hadrian’s Villa — following hadrian photography

Das Pompeji Asiens

Sometimes nickname the „Pompeii of Asia“, Gerasa, known today as Jerash, is one of the great classical cities of the Near East. Set in a fertile valley high in the hills of Gilead about 48 km north of Amman (Philadelphia), Gerasa is also the best preserved of the cities of the Decapolis and one of the […]

über Gerasa — following hadrian photography