May 20, 2024

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1,800-yr-outdated altar to pagan god Pan concealed in a Byzantine church

Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered an historic altar honoring the Greek god Pan, the deity of flocks and shepherds, but whoever inscribed it botched the job.

The inscriber fundamentally ran out of space —  etching letters outdoors the altar’s rectangular body and also shrinking letters towards the conclude, to make them match.