Antoninus Pius, British Museum

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015

This marble bust depicts emperor Antoninus Pius in a military dress in the early years of his reign. To quell unrest at the edge of the empire. he ordered the building of the "Antonine Wall" across northern Britain, from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde. Roman, c. 140 CE. (On loan from the British Museum, National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, UK)



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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