Roman emperor Hadrian commands an imperial audience at the Israel Museum.
(photo credit: ISRAEL MUSEUM)
History shows that Hadrian was one in a long line of genocidal arch villains who set out to annihilate the Jewish people. Yet until recently, the Roman emperor – who reigned from 117 to 138 CE, at the zenith of the Pax Romana – enjoyed an illustrious legacy.It was Hadrian who brought peace to the far-flung empire stretching from Britain to Iraq, building the eponymous wall at the Scottish frontier as a defensive bulwark to keep out the barbarians.
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