Saturday 13 December 2014

Head of Augustus

The British Museum in London has put on display The Meroë Head of Augustus, unearthed in 1910 in northern Sudan. The bronze head was decapitated in celebration of a victory by Kushite forces over the Roman Empire and buried beneath the steps of a victory monument at Meroë, so that worshippers symbolically trampled Augustus’ head as they entered the building. The free display is in Room 3 (CLICK).


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