Scultpture of Jupiter Dolichenus & Juno Regina

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Scultpture of Jupiter Dolichenus & Juno Regina

Roman soldiers, when they came to Scotland, brought their own gods and goddesses from their local areas. Exotic cults were easily adopted too, such as that developed to Jupiter Dolichenus (a mixture of Roman Jupiter and a Syrian sky god) who was very popular with the soldiers. The inscriptions on this sculpture read "To Jupiter Dolichenus, best and greatest." From Croy Hill, Scotland, late 1st to mid-2nd century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 23). Scultpture of Jupiter Dolichenus & Juno Regina. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4223/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Scultpture of Jupiter Dolichenus & Juno Regina." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 23, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4223/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Scultpture of Jupiter Dolichenus & Juno Regina." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2015. Web. 28 May 2020.

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