On this day in ancient history
in A.D. 211:
Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200
Found at Alexandria, Egypt.
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n born Septimius Severus
, first of the Solider Emperors died, after ruling for 18 years. He came to power after he marched on Rome as the avenger of the assassinated Emperor Pertinax
who lived for 66 years, but only ruled for 87 days. Septimius Severus was succeeded by his two sons, a fractious pair that included the fratricidal Caracalla
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