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Yorkshire Museum’s Roman Statue of the God Mars
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(image)The statue of the Roman God Mars stands in front of a floor map of the Roman Empire.
Pride of place at the Yorkshire Museum is given to a life-size, near complete statue of Mars. This stunning stone statue stands at the entrance to the museum’s galleries in front of a floor map of the Roman Empire. The juxtaposition is intentional and quite meaningful.
Mars was the Roman god of war, whose religious significance was second only to Jupiter and Neptune. Mars was, however, the most important of the military gods. Military success was not only the result of soldiers’ skills and prowess………. Read More

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