Roman Altar to Jupiter, Newstead

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 November 2015
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In ancient Scotland, the Romans put up altars inscribed with the names of their gods. An alter was a public sign of a worshiper's beliefs. On each altar, the names of the god and the donor were recorded. Offerings were made on the hollow on the top and wine was often poured onto the altar. In ancient Roman mythology, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, God of the sky and lightening. From Newstead, Scotland, 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). Roman Altar to Jupiter, Newstead. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4226/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Roman Altar to Jupiter, Newstead." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2015. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

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