Quote from the exhibit introduction: "This unprecedented exhibition will provide fresh insight into the sharp contradictions of Hadrian’s character and challenges faced during his reign.
"Objects from 28 museums worldwide and finds from recent excavations will be shown together for the first time to reassess his legacy, which remains strikingly relevant today."
The exhibit opens on 24 July and runs through 26 October 2008.
Several videos may be viewed at the virtual exhibit version. Enjoy!
The above image: Marble bust of the Roman Emperor Hadrian wearing military dress. From Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy, c. AD 118–130 © Trustees of the British Museum