A unique religious shrine to a Roman god has been uncovered at a fort along Hadrian’s Wall.
The altar dedicated to Jupiter of Doliche has been discovered next to the north gate of Vindolanda in Northumberland.
Director of excavations Andrew Birley said: “What should have been part of the rampart mound near the north gate has turned out to be an amazing religious shrine with a substantial and exceptionally well preserved altar dedicated by a prefect of the Fourth Cohort of Gauls to an important eastern god, Jupiter of Doliche.
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