Byzantine Corner-Block Inscribed with a Poem

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 May 2018

This marble corner-block came from the Saraçhane excavations and dates to 524-527 CE. The inscription carries part of line 27 of a poem and reads "(The inhabitant of the whole world), sing your works, which are always remembered". From Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).



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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