Hadrian’s Villa stamp from Italy

The Italian Post has launched a stamp depicting the Hadrian's Villa, a large Roman archeological complex at Tivoli, Italy.

Hadrian's villa was constructed as a retreat from Rome for Roman Emperor Hadrian during the second and third decades of the 2nd century AD. It represents a complex of over 30 buildings, covering an area of at least 1 square kilometer of which much is still unexcavated. The villa was the greatest Roman example of an Alexandrian garden, recreating a sacred landscape. The complex included palaces, several termae, theatre, temples, libraries, state rooms and quarters for courtiers, praetorians and slaves.

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