– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Hadrian's Villa: A Virtual Tour


A virtual tour of Hadrian's Villa using a 3D digital model of the villa created under the direction of Dr. Bernard Frischer.

Speakers: Dr. Bernard Frischer and Dr. Beth Harris

The ruins of Hadrian's Villa, in the town of Tivoli, near Rome, is spread over an area of approximately 250 acres. Many of the structures were designed by the Emperor Hadrian who ruled from 117 until his death in 138 C.E. This virtual rendering is based on current archeological research and has been created in consultation with art historians, archaeologists, and museum curators with expertise in this area. Please note, a few features are necessarily assumptions based on the best available evidence.

An introduction to Hadrian's Villa (Villa Adriana) from the British Museum:


Neil MacGregor, director of the Brisitsh Museum, discusses Hadrian's Villa
by permission from the British Museum

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