Hadrian's Library

Hadrian's Library

Unfortunately, little remains of this once impressive structure. Built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD in Athens, it followed the typical Roman Forum architectural style. It only had one entrance but incorporated a central pool and garden along with the inner courtyard. It was seriously damaged during an invasion in 267 AD and was repaired in 407 AD. There was a series of rooms that held papyrus books with a lecture hall and reading rooms also incorporated. While you are visiting you will see the ruins of three Byzantine churches that were also built on this site.

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