The Canopus Hadrian's Villa

The villa of the Emperor Hadrian, one of many which were built by the Romans as a refuge from the city, covers more than a square mile and includes libraries, baths, plazas and a theater.  He build the canopus, pictured below, after admiring the Serapaeum in Alexandria.

View of the canopus of Hadrian's Villa - Public Domain

View of the canopus of Hadrian's Villa - CC-BY SA 3.0
Statue of Ares in the canopus - Public Domain

The caryatids in the canopus - Credit: Patrick Denker - CC BY Generic 2.0

Information for this post has been drawn from the fourth edition of Art Across Time (public library) by Laurie Schneider Adams.