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Detail of Ex-voto plaque, Italica, Seville, Spain, pictured on December 28, 2006, in the morning. An ex-voto is a simple devotional sculpture, an offering of gratitude to a God who has helped a certain body part, or a vow of faith. Presumably this Roman was grateful to a God for the healing of feet. Italica was founded by Scipio Africanus in 206 BC as a centre for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Ilipa, a defeat for Carthage during the Punic Wars, and became a military outpost. The name...
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