Sarcophagus of Sarıgüzel

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 02 June 2018

"This marble sarcophagus is thought to have belonged to a member of the royal family and has come to be known as the "Prince Sarcophagus". On each of its long sides, a pair of angles in flight carrying the circular monogram of Christ in a garland and is represented in relief. On each short side, a pair of bearded apostles flanks a large cross."* Second half of the 4th century to early 5th century CE. From the Imperial Cemetry beside the Church of the Holy Apostles, Sarıgüzel, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).
*Pasinli, Alpay. Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Istanbul: A Turizm Yayınları, 2012.

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About the Author

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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