See Suzanne Singer, “Rare Bronze Statue of Hadrian Found by Tourist,” BAR 02:04. When Israel’s Department of Antiquities refused to release color photos of the statue or to allow BAR to take a new one 20 years ago, this magazine initiated a grassroots postcard campaign, encouraging readers to send the message “Free Hadrian” to the Minister of Culture at the Embassy of Israel. For an account of BAR’s overwhelmingly unsuccessful attempt at that time to publish a color photograph of this statue on its cover, see “Free Hadrian,” BAR 14:03.


See Gideon Foerster, “A Cuirassed Bronze Statue Of Hadrian,” ‘Atiqot, English ser. 17 (1985).


Virgil, The Aeneid, trans. Robert Fitzgerald (New York: Vintage, 1985) 12.1260, 1275, 1295–1298.