Head of a Serpent from the Serpent Column

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 11 May 2018

This bronze serpent originally belonged to the "Serpent Column" at the Hippodrome of Constantinople, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. The column was erected to commemorate the Greeks who fought and defeated the Persian Empire at the Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE. First half of the 5th century BCE. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).



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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