Manes on Roman funerary inscriptions claimed as Christian

The Christian textual tradition is already infamous for how it claims earlier, pagan symbols, expressions and festivals for itself. This is now so well-known and widely accepted that I will not have to enter this as a general discussion. Rather, we will look at just one, because it is still being claimed.
Dis Manibus Sacrum… “The phrase ‘Dis Manibus Sacrum’, (often shortened to D.M.S.), is found on many Roman graves. The Manes, to which it refers, were the spirits of the dead, so it can be translated as “Sacred to the Spirit-Gods” or, more loosely, “To The Memory Of…”.
Manes “In ancient Roman religion, the Manes /ˈmeɪniːz/ or Di Manes are chthonic deities sometimes thought to represent souls of deceased loved ones. They were associated with the LaresLemures, Genii, and Di Penates as deities (di) that pertained to domestic, local, and personal cult. They belonged broadly to the category of di inferi, "those who dwell below,"[1] the undifferentiated collective of divine dead.[2] The Manes were honored during the Parentalia and Feralia in February.”
Latin spells of antiquity were often addressed to the Manes.[4]
Here s an early example of this pagan, Roman expression being claimed as Christian:
The abbreviation D.M. at the top of this 3rd-century Christian tombstone stands for Diis Manibus, "to the Spirits of the Dead"
This claim is made because the symbols appearing with the “D.M.” are also claimed as Christian.
The opposite is more likely to be the truth: they are all pagan and the Christian claims are made long after the event; nobody at the time made these claims.
The history I have produced, using reliable archaeology, begins with this Roman insciption in Latin, dated to 37 CE; CIL VI 24944:
As you see, it begins with “D.M.” and goes on to identify important, Imperial Romans as Chrestian. All three are well known to both the historical and archaeological record; they are all pagan and more specifically, not Christian.
Archaeologists need to stop following the nonsense of historians using the Christian, textual tradition, which is not just mythological, but fraudulent.
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