honorthegods: The Canopus at Night, Hadrian’s…


The Canopus at Night, Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Italy. Photo by LPLT, 2010 via Wikimedia Commons (X). License: CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hadrian’s Villa (also known as the Villa Adriana) is a complex of buildings and scenic grottoes created as a private estate in the second century CE by the Emperor Hadrian. The Canopis area of the Villa is believed to have been used for summer banquets. The pool and architecture represent a sacred island in the Nile dedicated to the worship of the Hellenistic god Serapis. Hadrian’s Villa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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