A large number of votive terra-cotta figures, vases and lamps were found in the course of the excavations.
Here were discovered the foundations of the celebrated Asclepieum, together with several inscriptions and a great number of votive reliefs offered by grateful invalids and valetudinarians to the god of healing.
The National Museum, founded in 1866, is especially rich in archaic sculptures and in sepulchral and votive reliefs.
He conciliated his subjects by his deference to the observances of Judaism, and - the case is probably typical of his policy - he joined in protesting, when Pilate set up a votive shield in the palace of Herod within the sacred city.
After taking counsel the Philistines placed the ark with a votive offering upon a new cart drawn by two cows.