Panel Depicting Ulysses Resisting the Songs of the Sirens

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 November 2018
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This panel from a painted wall depicts Ulysses resisting the songs of the Sirens. Ulysses is tied to the mast of his ship. The Sirens perch on high rocks, with the bones of earlier victims around them. From Pompeii, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, 50-75 CE. Blacas Collection (Painting 27). (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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 18). Panel Depicting Ulysses Resisting the Songs of the Sirens. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9433/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Panel Depicting Ulysses Resisting the Songs of the Sirens." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 18, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/9433/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Panel Depicting Ulysses Resisting the Songs of the Sirens." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Nov 2018. Web. 24 Sep 2020.

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