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Hadrian’s Auditorium: Ancient Roman Arts Center From 123 AD Discovered

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 28, 2012

ITALY HADRIAN'S AUDITORIUM

On Wednesday, archeologists revealed the remains of an ancient arts center underneath Rome dating back to 123 AD, according to the Guardian.

Emperor Hadrian is believed to have funded “the Athenaeum,” as it was known at the time; it was a 900-seat complex created to promote arts and culture, CBS News reports. Archeologists discovered the arts center during excavations for a new subway line to run through the Italian capital. Read the rest of this entry »

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