Hadrian’s Arch is a huge archway or gate in front of the entrance to the Temple of Zeus. It was built by the people of Athens to commemorate the generosity of the Emperor Hadrian who started many building projects in Athens. The monument was built out of Pentelic marble and is 18 metres high and 13.5 metres wide with a depth of 2.3 metres. There are e two inscriptions on either side of the Arch. The side that faces the Acropolis says “This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus.” and on the other side, that faces towards the Temple of Zeus that says “This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus.”. (Jaunine – Fuji X-T1)

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