Thursday, 10 January 2008

Hadrian heads out...

A bronze head of Roman emperor Hadrian which has not left the British Museum since it was fished out of the River Thames almost 200 years ago will travel to both ends of Hadrian's Wall as part of an exhibition about the legendary leader.

Hadrian: Empire and Conflict, at the British Museum, will be the first major show dedicated solely to the life and legacy of the man who ruled the Roman empire at its height.

The summer show has contemporary resonance - Hadrian's first act as emperor was to recognise that there had been imperial overreach and withdraw Roman troops from Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq.

Story from icScotland

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