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Konya sept 2008 4578.jpg

Konya sept 2008 4578.jpg

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Sarcophagus, 250-260 AD. Hercules. From Sidamara. The 12 works of Hercules are portrayed on it.

They were: Slay the Nemean Lion and bring back its hide; Slay the 9-headed Lernaean Hydra; Capture the Golden Stag of Artemis; Capture the Erymanthian Boar; Clean the Augean stables in a single day; Slay the Stymphalian Birds; Capture the Cretan Bull; Steal the Mares of Diomedes; Obtain the Girdle of the Amazon warrior queen Hippolyte; Obtain the Cattle of the Monster Geryon; Steal the Apples of the Hesperides, which were strictly guarded by a 100-headed dragon called Ladon; Capture Cerberus, the guardian dog of Hades, using no weapons and bring him back.

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