Hadrian's Villa Reborn: South Theater
Take your students back in time to see an ancient Roman theater on the grounds of the government retreat at Tivoli, Italy known as Hadrian's Villa. Your guide is Prof. Bernard Frischer, the Director of the Digital Hadrian's Villa Project. See the ruins of the theater as they appear today on private property not open to the public. Use our Time Warp feature to make the ruins spring to life so you can see how the place looked when new in the 130s AD during the last years of the reign of Emperor Hadrian. Learn about Roman architecture, theater, and Roman villas. See the famous statues of the Muses now in the Prado restored to their ancient location on the backdrop (scaenae frons) of the stage. Learn about the Temple of Hercules at the top of the seating.