Bust of Ptolemy I

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 March 2016

This is a fragment of a basalt statue of Ptolemy I (general of Alexander the Great), who founded the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt. He wears the Egyptian royal headdress and the protective serpent. It is said that it was found in the lining of a well in the Nile Delta, Egypt. Circa 305-283 BCE. The British Museum, London.



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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