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Hadrian’s Gate (or Hadrian’s Arch), is a monumental gate which resembles – in some respects – a Roman triumphal arch and is located at a close distance from the Steles of Olympian Zeus. The arch was probably constructed in 130-131 A.D. in honour of the Emperor Hadrian, most probably with Greek sponsors; the famous Pentelic marble was used, the same material with which the Parthenon and most of the city’s important monuments were built. Its length is 13.5 meters, its height 2.3 meters and it is fully symmetrical in its design. It is believed that statues of Theseus and Hadrian were placed on every side of the lower level of the arch, according to the relevant signs.

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