Family of Septimius Severus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 October 2019
Family of Septimius Severus

This is the only preserved ancient painting of the imperial family of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus. Here, we can see his wife Julia Domna and his sons, Caracalla and Geta, in full regalia. After the murder of Geta on the behalf of Caracalla, his memory was expunged and the face of the prince was scratched out (damnatio memoriae). Tempera on wood. Acquired from Egypt in 1932 CE. Roman Egypt, c. 200 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.
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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 25). Family of Septimius Severus. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11366/

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