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Roman-era altar found in Turkey

An altar dating back to the 2nd century A.D. has been found near the Akçay River in Turkey. The carved scene on the altar is difficult to interpret, archaeologists said. They think it may show a son of Hercules, named Bargasos, fighting a monster in a battle that would bring forth

Remains of Roman temple found in England

The remains of a classical Roman temple has been found at the ancient Roman site of Maryport in Cumbria, England. “The rectangular temple is the most north-westerly classical temple in the Roman world to be discovered so far and dates from the 2nd century,” said Professor Ian Haynes, of Newcastle University,

Temple dedicated to Poseidon found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists working in Sozopol, Bulgaria, have uncovered a large, well-preserved altar dedicated to the Greek god Poseidon. He said that the numerous pieces of marble found during excavations indicate that after the declaration of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman empire in 330 CE, the emperor’s order to destroy

Altar dedicated to Jupiter found in England

Archaeologists working in Maryport, England, have uncovered a Roman altar that dates back 1,600 years. The excitement started soon after 9am on Wednesday when Mr Murray, 68, who was also responsible for finding a hoard of Roman coins a couple of years ago, was working in a pit previously excavated in

Olmec altar and stele found in Mexico

A 2,500-year-old alter and stele have been found at the Chalcatzingo archaeological site in Central Mexico. he pieces are thought to have been made between 800 and 500 B.C., about the same age as another altar and a relief depicting three cats that archaeologists from INAH's Morelos Center found at Chalcatzingo

1,500-year-old Moche altar found in Peru

Archaeologists working in northwestern Peru have found an altar cut into the rock of Campana Hill. A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the daily El Comercio reported Tuesday. The structure is located 3,250

2,800-year-old altar found in Mexico

A stone altar which dates back nearly 3,000 years has been found at Chalcatzingo in Mexico. "The discovery shows allow us to understand how they used their objects and how they managed to use them as part of rituals. They usually used bowls during their rituals. This was probably a place

Roman altar stones found in Scotland

Two rare Roman altar stones, bearing inscriptions relating to the god Mithras, have been found in Musselburgh, Scotland. The first stone has side panels showing a lyre and griffon as well as pictures of a jug and bowl, objects which would be used for pouring offerings on the altar. The front face

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