In Photos: An Ancient Poem Deciphered

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Nero's Head

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An ancient marble head of Nero, the infamous Roman Emperor. The newly deciphered poem, from Oxyrhynchus Egypt, shows his second wife, Poppaea Sabina, turning…Read More »

into a goddess, ascending into heaven. Curiously the poem was written nearly 200 years after Nero died leaving researchers with a mystery - why would someone in Egypt compose or copy a poem like this so long after Nero's death?   Less «
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