An 1800-year-old pagan altar discovered in Israel

An 1800-year-old pagan altar discovered in Israel

Archaeologists in Israel have found an altar that was erected in honor of the ancient Greek god Pan. The age of the discovery is about 1800 years.

The basalt slab, according to experts, dates back to the second or third century. The altar was used as the material for the construction of the church, which was erected in the fifth century.

There is even an inscription on the slab, which indicates that the altar was built by a pilgrim with his personal money. Archaeologists recalled that in ancient Greece Pan was considered the patron saint of shepherding and animal life.

A few days ago an ancient amulet against the plague was found on the banks of the Thames. The amulet is a thin lead scroll with rhyming hexameters. It belonged to a Greek named Demetri.