Headless Statue of Hercules from Hatra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 June 2019
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The Latin inscription at the base of the statue dates it back to 238-241 CE. This statue was erected by the Roman legion defending the city of Hatra against the Sassanian invasion. Hercules holds a cup in his left hand and a lion's skin is draped on his left forearm. The right arm holds a large bat. From the 9th temple at Hatra, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. On display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, June 04). Headless Statue of Hercules from Hatra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10848/headless-statue-of-hercules-from-hatra/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Headless Statue of Hercules from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10848/headless-statue-of-hercules-from-hatra/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Headless Statue of Hercules from Hatra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2019. Web. 14 Jun 2021.