The city of Ancient Rome was built on seven hills beside the River Tiber.
The rich and wealthy of Ancient Rome preferred to build their luxurious villas and palaces high up on the hills, above the teeming masses of Ancient Rome.
One of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, the "Palatine Hill" has given us the word "Palaces".
Emperor Hadrian was skilled in many different areas. One of his interests was architecture.
He ordered palaces and magnificent temples to be built, and contributed to their design.
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The Emperor Hadrian ruled for 21 years from A.D. 117 until A.D. 138, when the Empire of Ancient Rome was at its height.
The Emperor Hadrian consolidated and strengthened The Roman Empire. He was The Roman Emperor responsible for the building of Hadrian's Wall in England.
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