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Eshmunazor II Sarcophagus


Jan van der Crabben
by Eric Chan
published on 18 May 2015
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Sarcophagus of Eshmunazor II, king of Sidon. This sarcophagus is significant because it contains the longest known inscription in Phoenician writing. The king clearly shows an Egyptian style, with the fake beard and an Egyptian hairstyle. First half of the 5th century BCE, found in the Necropolis of Magharat Tablun, Sidon, Lebanon. Louvre Museum, Paris.

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Chan, Eric. "Eshmunazor II Sarcophagus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2015. Web. 26 Feb 2021.

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