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However, several alternative identifications of this manuscript animal are possible, and in many respects the it resembles an aardvark much more than any kangaroo.
The Alexamenos graffito (also known as the graffito blasfemo):393 is an inscription carved in plaster on a wall near the Palatine Hill in Rome, now in the Palatine Antiquarium Museum. It is alleged to be among the earliest known pictorial representations of the Crucifixion of Jesus, together with some engraved gems.
It seems to have been commonly believed at the time that Christians practiced onolatry (donkey-worship). That was based on the misconception that Jews worshipped a god in the form of a donkey, a prejudice of unclear origin. Tertullian, writing in the late 2nd or early 3rd century, reports that Christians, along with Jews, were accused of worshipping such a deity. He also mentions an apostate Jew who carried around Carthage a caricature of a Christian with ass's ears and hooves, labeled Deus Christianorum Onocoetes ("the God of the Christians begotten of an ass").
Others have suggested that the graffito depicts worship of the Egyptian gods Anubis or Seth, or that the young man is actually engaged in a gnostic ceremony involving a horse-headed figure and that rather than a Greek upsilon it is a tau cross at the top right of the crucified figure.:393-394
During this spring frenzy, hares can be seen "boxing"; one hare striking another with its paws (probably the origin of the term "mad as a March hare").
I believe its a brown hare.. rabbit
If it would be a kangaroo im sure they would have drawn tail too. Nobody draws a kangaroo without a tail
Also entwined in letters of the text are two male figures adorned in tribal dress, baring naked torsos and crowns of leaves, which Ms Light said could be Aborigines.
I don't think it looks like a red kangaroo but more like a wallaby or something, the curve of the knee of the legs is not right. But remember did the person who drew this actually see one?
Do a google image search for "wallaby vs kangaroo".edit on 19/1/14 by Cinrad because: (no reason given)