Alexamenos Graffito

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Ibolya Horvath
by Jens Rost
published on 12 May 2022

The Alexamenos graffito is a satirical representation of Christian worship, depicting a man worshiping a crucified donkey. The inscription reads: "Alexamenos respects his god". Rome, c. 85 to 3rd century CE.

Palatine Hill, Rome.

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