Discobolus from Hadrian's Villa

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 March 2016

Discovered in 1791 CE in the Villa of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (117-138 CE)at Tivoli outside Roma. The head, although ancient and found with the statue, it is not the original. Formerly in the Collection of Charles Townley in London. Roman, 2nd century CE; after a Greek original by the sculptor Myron of 450-440 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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