Theme 4

On this site you are able to follow the development of Theme 4 regarding the Sacrifices and Ritual Deposits. Every six months, an interim report will be uploaded onto this site.

December, 2020

Ceramics in Contexts from the Forum and Foro della Statua Eroica in Ostia. Sacrifices, Feasts and Ritual Deposits

One of the crucial steps in my dissertation will be to decide how to identify a votive deposit and what a votive deposit is. A votive deposit is usually defined as an object which has been dedicated to a god or goddess.

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May, 2022

A Newly Discovered Sanctuary under the Forum of Ostia - Sacrifice, Feasts, and Ritual Deposits

This thesis examines the religious deposits and cult practices from the newly discovered sanctuary on the Forum of Ostia. The material derives from the excavations conducted by the OFP between 2016 – 2019. In the room called TFR2 (Taberna Forum Room 2), the remains of a previously unknown sanctuary were discovered.

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