Sacred Nights of Antinous: The Death of Antinous

Hadrian mourns the Dead Antinous by Bartolomeo Pinelli (1781–1835).

Today, October 28, the modern cult of Antinous commemorates the death of Antinous on the Nile in 130 C.E., in Upper Egypt, near the village of Hir-wer, known also as Besa, along the north bank of the river.

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