Head of a Serpent from the Serpent Column

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 10 May 2018
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This bronze serpent originally belonged to the "Serpent Column" at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. The column was erected to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE. First half of the 5th century BCE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).

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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. (2018, May 10). Head of a Serpent from the Serpent Column. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8711/head-of-a-serpent-from-the-serpent-column/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Serpent from the Serpent Column." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8711/head-of-a-serpent-from-the-serpent-column/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Serpent from the Serpent Column." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2018. Web. 24 Oct 2021.