Roman Gorgon's Head - Bath

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Wanda Marcussen
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published on 16 July 2019
Roman Gorgon's Head - Bath

The pediment from the temple of Sulis Minerva is a carving of a Gorgon’s head- thought to be a “male Medusa” surrounded by hair, wings and possibly snakes. Gorgon’s heads are linked to Minerva and her Greek equivalent, Athena, as she carries the gorgon symbol on her shield and/or armor. The Sulis Minerva temple was in use in the Roman period in Britain (1st to early 5th century CE) and can now be viewed in the Roman Baths Museum in Bath, UK.

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Wanda Marcussen
Wanda has studied International Relations with specialization in History at The University of Oslo. Her main interests are ancient and medieval history, mythology and the study of sustainable use of cultural heritage sites.

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Marcussen, W. (2019, July 16). Roman Gorgon's Head - Bath. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11012/

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