Memorial to a Roman Soldier


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 10 November 2016
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Marble memorial to a soldier named Ares, who died at the age of 29 years. Both figures may represent Ares. On the left, he wears a military tunic and cloak, and makes offerings to Ares (the god of war) to bring victory. On the right he wears a civilian toga and proudly displaces his helmet, shield, and sword that he has dedicated to the god. Roman, made about 160-180 CE. Once in the collection of Matthew Duane. (The British Museum, London).

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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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