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Vestal virgins babtise a new initative C.400 BCE. Berlin, Pergamum Museum. Credits: Ann Raia, 2005

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Reconstruction picture of the House of the Vestals. They lived here at state expense.

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Round temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum and a picture of a Vestal Virgin. The temple held the hearth fire which the Vestal Virgins were responsible for tending. If it ever went out, it foretold the destruction of Rome. Vestal Virgins took an oath to remain a virgin for 30 years as they undertook their religious duties, and were buried alive if they went against their oath. They were housed in the House of the Vestals nearby to the temple in the Forum. There were 6 of these priestesses.

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Gold Aureus of Julius Caesar Veiled head (of Vesta) Rome,46 BC

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Terracotta head of a veiled Etruscan Vestal virgin C.100BC From Cyprus The MET 1000s years later pervert Arabic clergy started using the same veil in a different context to oppress the religiously disadvanced females

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Marble head from a portrait statue of a veiled priestess of the goddess Vesta

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Etruscan bronze statue of a vestal virgin C.350BC. Bologna

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Antonio Corradini, Vestalin (1724, Skulpturensammlung, Dresden)

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Vestalin - SKD Online Collection

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Flavia Publicia, a chief Vestal Virgin, Roman statue (marble), 3rd century AD, (Foro Romano, Rome).

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Flavia Publicia. Virgo Vestalis Maxima. Mid 3rd century A. D. Rome, Roman Forum, Atrium Vestae.

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The Athenaeum - The Vestal (Sir Frederic Lord Leighton - )

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The Vestal (Sir Frederic Lord Leighton - )

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