Caffarelli Sarcophagus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019
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This garland sarcophagus, known in drawings since the 15th century CE, originally stood on the Tiber Island in Rome. In a photograph taken between 1864-1866 CE, it is seen surrounded by ornamental plants in the garden of Palazzo Caffarelli on Rome's Capitoline Hill. In May 1945 CE, it was removed to the flak bunker in Berlin-Friedrichshain and was badly damaged in a fire. Marble. Roman, c. 40 CE. Acquired in 1885 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

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). Caffarelli Sarcophagus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Caffarelli Sarcophagus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Caffarelli Sarcophagus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 02 Dec 2021.