Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians

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Carole Raddato
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published on 13 October 2015

Basalt bust of the great Roman general Germanicus, from Egypt, about 14-20 CE. In late antiquity Christians broke the nose of the bust and carved a cross on the forehead. Now in British Museum, London.



About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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