Roman Votive Boar, Burnswark

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 November 2015
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This small boar was an offering to a god. Offerings were made on the hollow on the top of an altar (wine was often poured onto the altar). The idea of a contract between human beings and gods was central to Roman religious practice. From Burnswark, Scotland, late 1st century to late 2nd century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 23). Roman Votive Boar, Burnswark. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4227/roman-votive-boar-burnswark/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Roman Votive Boar, Burnswark." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2015. Web. 24 Sep 2021.