Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 November 2016
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The statue sows a wealthy lady from the latter part of Hadrian's reign. The body is Pentelic marble from Athens, Greece but the head is of a finer marble from the Greek island of Paros. Emperor Hadrian rebuilt Cyrene after the Jewish revolt of 115-116 CE. He restored the major buildings, including the temple of Apollo and even brought settlers from Turkey to re-populate the city. Roman, 130-140 CE. Found in the co-called Temple of Aphrodite, Cyrene, Libya. Excavated by R. M. Smith and E. A. Porcher. (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, November 06). Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6005/portrait-statue-of-a-roman-woman/

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