Statue of Daedalus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 05 April 2018
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This polished marble statue of Daedalus was found on the south-east terrace of Amman Citadel, overlooking the center of the ancient city of Philadelphia (present-day Amman). It is a Roman copy of a second century BCE Hellenistic original and was probably made in Aphrodisias in Asia minor. There is no base; the holes and remains of iron dowels on the back suggest that the figure was suspended against a monumental or natural background. Daedalus was the legendary builder of King Minos' Labyrinth, who invented artificial wings so that he and his son Icarus could escape from Crete. Roman Period, second to third centuries CE. From Amman Citadel, modern-day Amman, Jordan Hashemite Kingdom. (Jordan Archaeological Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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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, April 05). Statue of Daedalus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8517/statue-of-daedalus/

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