Photographer's Note

This is a sarcophagus in Antakya Mosaic Museum. This is museum is the second largest mosaic museum in the world and has many wonderful artwork.

The Antakya sarcophagus is called a "Sidemara-style tomb" in archeological literature. The sarcophagus was built in the 3rd century. The golden coins found there are the most important pieces of evidence for dating the tomb as they are from the era of Roman Emperor Gordianus II (238 AD), Emperor Gallineus and his wife Salonina (253-268 AD).

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