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The Father of Mithras

It is well known that Mithras was born from a rock. However, less has been written about the father of the solar god, and especially about how he conceived him.


News and articles
from The New Mithraeum


    Mithras in Hispania

    On the occasion of the discovery of a Mithraeum in Cabra, Spain, we talk to Jaime Alvar, a leading figure in the field of Mithraism. With him, we examine the testimonies known to date and the peculiarities of the cult of Mithras in Hispania.


    Let's talk about Mithras with Yolanda De Iuliis

    Yolanda's multimedia dissertation focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that motivate Mithras worshippers. Her work includes a podcast entitled Conversations about Mithras.


    Mapping Roman sanctuaries

    The Digital Atlas of Roman Sanctuaries in the Danubian Provinces (DAS) is the first comprehensive and open access representation of sacralised spaces in the area.


    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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Press clips

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Some places to visit

  • Mitreo di San Clemente

    The Mithraeum under the Basilica of San Clemente made part of a notable Roman house.

  • Mitreo del Palazzo Imperiale

    A mosaic by Silvanus, dated to the time of Commodus, was found in a niche in a nearby room of the Mithraeum in the Imperial Palace at Ostia.

  • Mithraeum I of Ptuj

    The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.

  • Mitreo di Santo Stefano Rotondo

    The Mitreo dei Castra Peregrinorum was discovered under the church of Santo Stefano Rotondo in Rome.



Comments from visitors

Ilona Lovász

There is a mixture of 2 mithraeums in the text.


Robert Fritzius

Back in February 2011, I received a report that the Mithraeum at Caesarea had been "torn down.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Vito Quattrocchi

On a tour of Caesarea Maritima, I got the opportunity to step inside the Mithraeum.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima


Dominique PERSOONS

I live in Sarrebourg, where the famous mithraeum was found by the Germans in 1890.

on Mitreo de Cabra


Jorge Gallo

glad you enjoyed. it's just a draft by now.


Pattie Lawler

As of 2022 this piece is currently NOT on display.

on Tauroctony on display in Boston


Nik Shah

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

on Temple of Garni


Kathy Carey

I participated in the Combined Caesarea Expeditions for three weeks in 1993.

on Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima



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