Friday, 18 July 2008

Emperor Hadrian

Hadrian: Empire and Conflict Exhibition Graphic (2008)Next Saturday 26 July the British Museum in London opens a major new exhibition Hadrian: Empire and Conflict, which continues until 26 October. This morning I received a rave preview from somebody invited to an advanced viewing to test visitor flow. (Yes, they take this sort of thing seriously at the Brit. Museum.) And this evening I caught a BBC TV dip into the treasures on display, showing some excellent Roman statues. The exhibition explores the life of Emperor Hadrian (117 to 138AD) of Hadrian's Wall fame and his consolidation of the Roman Empire. The bad news is the cost of admission: £12.00 for adults and no concession at all for silver surfers! Click the title link for a video taster.


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