Phoenician Coffin from Sidon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 06 September 2017
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This white marble anthropoid (human-shaped) coffin shows a male head wearing a Egyptian style headdress. Phoenician art was influenced by many different traditions. Coffins of this Gaeco-Egyptian style have been found in large numbers at at the Phoenician city of Sidon, but examples are also known from Cyprus, Sicily, and Gades (modern-day Cadiz). 5th century BCE. From Sidon (Saida), modern-day Lebanon. (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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