Statue of Osiris-Antinous

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John Tuttle
published on 06 October 2017
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The marble statue depicts a man named Antinous and dates back to the Imperial Roman Period of Egypt late in the reign of Emperor Hadrian, about 131-138 CE. Hadrian actually founded and named a city, Antinopolis, after Antinous' death in 130 CE. Antinous was soon being worshipped as a deity. His cult figure was known as Osiris-Antinous. (Gregorian Egyptian Museum, Vatican Museums, Rome)

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John Tuttle
John Tuttle is a Catholic man working as a freelance writer, photographer, and history enthusiast. Based out of Illinois, he has been published on Ancient Origins, ZME Science, and War History Online.

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