Gravestone from Kuruçeşme


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 24 May 2018
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Gravestone from Kuruçeşme

The Christogram at the center of the gravestone depicts the letters alpha and omega. Above the letters, two dolphins appear. A pair of doves flanks the Christogram. The overlying Greek inscription reads:
" A servant efficient and skilfull,
Aide to the Emperor,
Whose flower came to blossom,
For the great hopes,
Borne within him, Aged..."
5th to 6th century CE. From Kuruçeşme, Istanbul, in modern-day Turkey. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turley).

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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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