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Hadrian and Delphi

Roman emperor Hadrian visited Delphi twice, during his reign. At one of his visits, he was accompanied by his favorite companion, Antinous, who later passed away in a rather tragic way, during a visit at Egypt. Hadrian was so sad by his loss, that he founded worship altars ["Antinoeia"] all over the Roman Empire, to keep Antinous' memory alive.
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Delphi history

Delphi

In ancient Greek history and mythology, Delphi was referred to as the geographical center of the world, its navel.
According to the ancient Greek myth, Zeus set two eagles free to find the center of the world. They soared through the skies westward and eastward and their paths crossed in Delphi.
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