Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians

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Carole Raddato
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published on 13 October 2015
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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.

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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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Raddato, C. (2015, October 13). Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4120/

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