Creepy Bronze Hand Found in England Connected to Ancient Roman Cult


Archaeologists have discovered a bronze, child-sized hand at Vindolanda, an ancient Roman auxiliary fort in Northumberland, England. Excavators unearthed the unsettlingly lifelike hand near a temple dedicated to the god Jupiter Dolichenus, suggesting it may have had religious importance.

“[T]he newly discovered hand most likely served a cult function and may have been closely associated with Jupiter Dolichenus, a god and mystery cult that was widespread in the Roman Empire from the early 2nd to mid 3rd centuries AD,” says the Vindolanda Trust in its press release on the finding…..Click Here To Keep Reading

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