Achilles Holding Penthesilea

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 10 May 2019

Achilles holding the Amazon Queen Penthesilea, whom he fell in love with at the moment he killed her during the Trojan War.

Relief from the side of a sarcophagus, c. 180 CE, discovered in Thessaloniki, Greece. Louvre Museum, Paris, France (LP 2584, No usuel Ma 2119).

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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