Alexamenos Graffito

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Illustration

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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Rost, J. (2022, May 12). Alexamenos Graffito. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15852/alexamenos-graffito/

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Rost, Jens. "Alexamenos Graffito." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 12, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15852/alexamenos-graffito/.

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Rost, Jens. "Alexamenos Graffito." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2022. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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