Statue of a Man from Oxyrhynchus

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 November 2015
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This limestone statue depicts a citizen from the city of Oxyrhynchus (part of modern-day El-Bahnasa, Egypt). Traces of the original colors can still be seen. The man wears a toga dress. The city developed a culture influenced by Greece and Rome; this is clearly reflected in the man's toga. Egypt, 300-200 BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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