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Monument of Philopappus

Ancient Greek Mythology, Religion, Art

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Monument of Philopappus

 

At the top of the Philopappou hill (also: Museio Hill) is the monument of Philopappus, created in 114 CE to honor the exiled prince of Commagene, Julius Antiochus Philopappos. The grandson of the last king of Commagene (Philopapapus means Grandfather-Loving), a Syrian kingdom abolished by emperor Vespacianus in 72 CE, Philopappos became an Athenian citizen and great benefactor to the city. Inside the monument is Philopappos' burial chamber.

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