Mithras in India and Iran

We propose to revisit a passage by the prolific author Marteen Vermaseren that highlights correspondences today forgotten between the Roman Mithras and its Eastern counterparts.


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Some places to visit

  • Mithraea of Dülük

    The Mithraea of Doliche, ancient Dülük, Turkey, are unique in that they represent two distinct shrines on the same site.

  • Mitreo Aldobrandini

    The Mithraeum of Aldobrandini was excavated in 1924 by G. Calza on the premises belonging to the Aldobrandini family.

  • Mithraeum of Sarmizegetusa

    The large number of monuments found at the Mithraeum of Sarmizegetusa and the sheer size of the temple are unusual.

  • Mithra temple of Marāgheh

    The Mithra Temple of Maragheh, also referred to as the Mithra Temple of Verjuy or simply Mehr Temple, is the oldest surviving Mithraic temple in Iran known to date.



Comments from visitors



I had this stone in front of me yesterday in the Xanten archaeological park and was overwhelmed...

on Altar of Kalkar


Nik Shah

Porphyry says that the cave isn’t only the symbol of the Cosmos, but also the symbol of invisible ...

on Porphyry’s Cave of Nymphs
and the Cult of Mithras



I'd have liked to see the face of the carabinieri when they discovered the sculpture.

on Carabinieri recover a Mithras Tauroctony about to be sold on the black market


Nik Shah

It is magnificent. so better if you had a picture of the inside.

on Temple of Garni


Laura Thomas

Where is the Mithraeum relative to Herod's temple, the amphitheatre or some other isgnificant landma...

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Jorge Gallo

Congratulations to the city hall of Lugo and all the team who participated in this unexpected discov...

on The Mithreaum of Lugo reveals the expansion of the Persian cult to the boundaries of Hispania

Thank you for noticing, Ron.

on Mithraeum of Sidon


John Brant

While there were many mithraea located at the forts on the Limes, there was not one at the Saalburg.

on Mithräum von Saalburg



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