Eshmunazor II Sarcophagus

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Eric Chan
published on 18 May 2015

Sarcophagus of Eshmunazor II, king of Sidon. This sarcophagus is significant because it contains the longest known inscription in Phoenician writing. The king clearly shows an Egyptian style, with the fake beard and an Egyptian hairstyle. First half of the 5th century BCE, found in the Necropolis of Magharat Tablun, Sidon, Lebanon. Louvre Museum, Paris.

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