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I know at least one member claims to worship Diana.

 

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.1.1260280332

 

Italy: Temple of goddess of virgins, wild animals, unearthed

 

Rome, 16 Nov. (AKI) - An almost 2,000 year-old Roman temple dedicated to Diana, the goddess of virgins and wild animals, has been unearthed in a protected park in the Italian region of Tuscany.

 

The ancient religious sanctuary, found in the Maremma national park is 350 square metres large, and was discovered in perfect condition by a team of Italian and other European archaeologists following a two-year dig.

 

Traditionally, Diana is known as the 'virgin' goddess charged with protecting women. According to mythology, Diana, along with goddesses Minerva and Vesta, swore to never marry, but the goddess is also associated with wild animals and nature, and so bears a second title of 'Diana, goddess of the hunt.'

 

The temple, which has some seven internal rooms, also contained several items that were unearthed during the dig including 35 oil lamps, 10 coins, a bronze dog-shaped votive, two glass vials and mosaic decorations. Three statues of Diana and her twin brother, Apollo, were also uncovered.

 

The temple dates between the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD.

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Now, to act like a cat and sit a church on top of it.

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The ancient religious sanctuary, found in the Maremma national park is 350 square metres large, and was discovered in perfect condition by a team of Italian and other European archaeologists following a two-year dig.

 

Hmm. Perfect condition after 2000 years of being buried. Looks like your ancestors chose the wrong deity christians.

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How does a temple get buried and remain in good condition? I still haven't found any news photos of the dig that show anything.

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Oh, wow. I heard about that from the Bible this week or last, I think. It was in Acts:

 

"24For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

 

25Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

 

26Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:

 

27So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

 

28And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians."

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The ancient religious sanctuary, found in the Maremma national park is 350 square metres large, and was discovered in perfect condition by a team of Italian and other European archaeologists following a two-year dig.

 

Hmm. Perfect condition after 2000 years of being buried. Looks like your ancestors chose the wrong deity christians.

Yeah, and look what happened to their idol of Touchdown Jesus, Zeus struck him hard!

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When biblical archaeologists dig up some ambiguous piece of crap it proves the bible is true and the magical beings inside it are all real.

 

When anyone else dig up an entire temple it proves nothing and that those magical beings were just parts of some fanciful stories.

 

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