Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
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This partly preserved head of a young man with idealized facial features is understood to represent a Hellenistic ruler, due to the band in his curly hair. Certain classification is however not possible. Historically plausible suggestions are of an Attalid or Seleucid king. Marble. Found near the market gate at Miletus, Turkey in 1903 CE. Circa 150 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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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, October 29). Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11377/portrait-of-a-hellenistic-ruler/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11377/portrait-of-a-hellenistic-ruler/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 21 Jun 2021.