Emperor Hadrian at the Israel Museum
Jerusalem, Israel. 22nd December, 2015. The Israel Museum opens an exhibition bringing together, for the first time, the only surviving 2nd century bronze bust portraits of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus) featuring loans from the British Museum (L) and the Louvre (R) in dialogue with the Israel Museum’s own portrait (C). The Israel Museum’s bronze was found in a Roman Legion camp near Bet Shean in the north of Israel in 1975. The British Museum's was found in 1834 in the River Thames and the last, from the collection of the Louvre, is considered to have originated in Egypt or Asia Minor.