Bust of Ptolemy I

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 March 2016
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This is a fragment of a basalt statue of Ptolemy I (general of Alexander the Great), who founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt. He wears the Egyptian royal headdress and the protective serpent. It is said that it was found in the lining of a well in the Nile Delta, Egypt. Circa 305-283 BCE. The British Museum, London.

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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. (2016, March 28). Bust of Ptolemy I. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4792/bust-of-ptolemy-i/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bust of Ptolemy I." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 28, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4792/bust-of-ptolemy-i/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Bust of Ptolemy I." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Mar 2016. Web. 16 Oct 2021.