The marble statue of Emperor Hadrian (Perge, 2nd century A.D.) on display in the Antalya Museum, Turkey.
Hadrian (76 – 138 AD), was a Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. During his reign, Hadrian travelled to nearly every province of the Empire. In Antalya (Attaleia) and Termessos in Pamphylia in Asia Minor (the today's Turkey), the triumphal gates commemorating his visit to these cities in 130 AD have been preserved to this day.
Hadrian is best known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. In Rome, he re-built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. In addition to being emperor, Hadrian was a humanist and was philhellene in all his tastes. He was the third of the so-called Five Good Emperors.