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Sixth Roman Legion Altar Bears A Depiction Of Nike Standing On A Globe

Sixth Roman Legion Altar Bears A Depiction Of Nike Standing On A Globe

In this captivating close-up, we observe an ancient Roman column from the Sixth Roman Legion Ferrata, originally located in Legio (near Megiddo). The column, now displayed in the courtyard of the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, bears exquisite engraved artwork that provides a glimpse into the artistic and military history of the Roman era. The focal point of this column is an intricately detailed altar featuring a finely crafted depiction of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. In this scene, Nike stands triumphantly on a globe, symbolizing the extent of the Roman Empire's influence. She holds a standard adorned with the image of the emperor, a powerful symbol of loyalty and devotion to the ruling authority. The craftsmanship on the altar reflects the skill and artistry of the ancient Roman sculptors, capturing both the divine and imperial elements that were central to the culture of that time. The setting for this archaeological treasure is the courtyard of the Rockefeller Museum, formerly known as the Palestine Archaeological Museum. The museum, which opened to the public in 1938 during the British Mandate period, played a crucial role in preserving and showcasing the region's rich archaeological heritage. Following the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank in 1967, the museum was renamed the "Rockefeller Museum" and has been under the management of the Israel Museum since then. Today, the Rockefeller Museum serves as the head office of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

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Sixth Roman Legion Altar Bears A Depiction Of Nike Standing On A Globe
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