Roman Sacrificial Altar

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 18 May 2013
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A marble sacrificial altar dedicated to the Roman gods Mars and Venus, c. 124 CE. Later used as a pedestal for a statue of the god Silvanus. The carvings tell of the founding of Rome with the figures of Romulus and Remus, their adoptive shepherd father Faustulus and a personification of the river Tiber. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, May 18). Roman Sacrificial Altar. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1237/roman-sacrificial-altar/

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Sacrificial Altar." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 18, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1237/roman-sacrificial-altar/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Roman Sacrificial Altar." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 May 2013. Web. 26 Jul 2021.