Statue of Poseidon from Byblos

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 May 2018
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Poseidon was the god of the sea. He is depicted naked, with his mantle thrown over his left shoulder, encircling his left arm; the latter would have held something, probably a tribute, such as a small dolphin. The right leg is supported by a tree-trunk, whose front is shaped like a dolphin with a fish between its jaw. Marble. Roman Period, 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. From Byblos, Jbail, in modern-day Lebanon. (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 12). Statue of Poseidon from Byblos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8699/statue-of-poseidon-from-byblos/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Poseidon from Byblos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8699/statue-of-poseidon-from-byblos/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Poseidon from Byblos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2018. Web. 15 Oct 2021.