Marble Altar Sacred to Dushares Puteoli

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Liana Miate
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published on 29 August 2017

Marble altar sacred to Dushares Puteoli. 1st century CE. Museo dei Campo Flegrei, (National Maritime Museum, Sydney Australia).

A beautiful piece of Italian Carrrara marble fashioned into an altar to Dushares, a god of the Nabateans from Petra (Jordan), but inscribed in Latin. The Nabateans established a trading colony at Puteoli, building a temple there in 50 BCE.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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