Tuesday, August 05, 2008

#326 Hadrian's Library

Another day, another library. We're in Greece now, docked in Piraeus, and historic Athens is just a quick train ride away. Once there, we made our way to the Library of Hadrian, built of limestone and marble by the Roman emperor in the 2nd century.
Some of the rock still exists, but I couldn't find a scrap of paper or even one of those ultra-short pencils librarians like to provide.

The Library is located on the north side of the Acropolis, near the Roman Agora. So scholars there would have enjoyed this good view.
Yours in imagining what is lost,

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