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High Ground, aerial view looking south

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Description: Hadrian’s Villa and Its Legacy
The High Ground extends from the area between the Larger Baths and the Water Court to the far end of the Underground Galleries and covers some 180,000 square meters (fig. 145). For descriptive purposes it divides conveniently into three parts: the Upper Park, with its Rotunda, Grotto, and Platform Structure; the vast Galleries; and the South Theatre and Hall (which are aligned both with each other and with the Galleries long axis). Its marked elevation and broad, nearly level terrain, together …
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Related print edition pages: pp.117-138

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