Museum, Roman art, Roman Egypt

Painted portrait of a woman from Antinoopolis, Egypt

On this day in 130 AD, Hadrian founded Antinoopolis (Egypt), in memory of his beloved Antinous who had drowned in the Nile a few days earlier. Antinoopolis is located on the east bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt near the modern village of Sheikh ‘Ibada. The site was originally an Egyptian city with a temple… Continue reading Painted portrait of a woman from Antinoopolis, Egypt