Altar Dedicated to the Roman Emperor

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 27 November 2015

Roman stonemasons made altars and other monumental masonry as well as other buildings. This altar is dedicated to the Roman emperor by army units and shows the skill of the masons in both lettering and decoration. From Birrens, Scotland, 2nd century CE. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.



About the Author

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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