Monday, June 15, 2015

Graffiti of Aphrodisias

Just published graffiti from the ancient of Aphrodisias, Turkey. Above, gladiators.


Head with a snake wrapped around it, perhaps drawn as part of a spell or curse.

Acrobat on a high wire. More here.

Temple of Aphrodite from which the city seems to have taken its name; according to our sources it had once been known by other names.

And the Sebasteion, a shrine dedicated to Aphrodite and the Divine Augustus. (The Julian family claimed descent from Aphrodite.)

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