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2011 odds and ends; stuff that does not fit elsewhere?
Topic Started: May 16 2011, 12:11 PM (908 Views)
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We had some weather issues last week. Various diggers tried to influence the meterological doings, none more elaborately than Alistair who built his own personal altar to the sky gods!

As you can see in the attached it is an elaborate affair, a 3rd century wall stone stood on end and with a crown of colored rocks set in what appears to be a mudpack. In front of it are offerings in the form of nails, brick bits and bones.

The efficacy was said to be minimal....

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It sounds like a second straight week of dodging showers.

Attached is a far too common sight at Vindolanda of late.....
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Oh, no Fiona! You demolished Andrew's toolshed/office?

Or perhaps you meant some other building....

Great to hear from you, see you next year Dolichenus willing.

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Here is a fun pot shard that turned up in week 6.
The graffiti seems to read

A V S L M although the L is imperfect and the S is not scratched all the way through the glaze.

Discerning WeDiggers will recall that VSLM is the abbreviation for "fullfilled vows willingly" as appeared on last years altar. In fact with variations it seems to be the standard wording for such.

Perhaps a bowl used to pour libations?

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Pub level silly interpretations of the "Snake and Mountains" altar at:

Detritus of Empire

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Weather appropriate musings at:

Downstream in Ancient Times

Thanks to Petrus Africanus (Snowglobe) for showing this to me. hmmmmm that sounds a bit odd...

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