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Roman Emperor Dressed as Pharaoh in Newfound Carving

An ancient stone carving on the walls of an Egyptian temple depicts the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh, wearing an elaborate crown.

Published On 03/27/2014
8:50 AM EDT
This ritual offering is depicted at the axially corresponding scene on the eastern exterior wall and shows the Emperor Claudius, at left, making an offering of lettuce to the god Min, shown at right. | Photo by Marleen De Meyer, line drawing by Troy Sagrillo