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Acta diurna is our Mithraic social stream for keeping up to date with what is happening in The New Mithraeum.

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Apr 2023
NewComentum

I live in Sarrebourg, where the famous mithraeum was found by the Germans in 1890. In the 3d century, the city was bigger than... today, with 5 massive towers .

 
Apr 2023
NewComentum

No, I think it's not fun, but really superstition. The Romans all wore amulets, often with a phallus and a hand, even children wore them.
In the mithraeum there could be talismans.

 
Apr 2023
NewComentum

the Romans were very superstitious. they feared the 'evil eye', the jealousy of other people. We find this in Muslim countries with the hand of Fatima, the middle finger protects from the evil eye. The middle finger is the phallic finger (expression 'fuck of... this expression comes directly from the Romans). The Phallus protected from the evil eye. Also the snake, the scorpion, the raven but also the fork, the snail, the cat etc.. as we can see on the mosaic of Antioch 'KAI SU'. Of course, this a particular meaning to the dog and the snake under the bull of Mithras...

 
Apr 2023
NewSocius

Student at the University of Edinburgh.

 
Apr 2023
NewSocius

medical doctor. Hypnotherapist. medieval art interpretation. Mithras mystery
I live in Sarrebourg (France) where a marvelous mithraeum was discovered in 1890.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius
Anonymous

Je suis professeure de lettres classiques.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius

Professor, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 
Mar 2023
Socius

Student of ancient Greece, Rome and their contemporaries. Specializing in polychromatic art and digital restoration.

 
Mar 2023
NewComentum

Can't wait for more details.

 
Mar 2023
NewComentum

Thank you Wolf. In the end I emailed the museum and they confirmed that no advance booking was needed. Really looking forward to seeing the exhibition.

 
Mar 2023
NewComentum

I think there is no need of booking in advance. Just come to Frankfurt an feel happy
Wolfgang Janecke.

 
Mar 2023
NewComentum

The so-called Elephant Tomb was not a tomb. The data that support its character as a mithraeum derive from its formal characteristics: A room divided into three parts, presided by a chapel, subway, with a water fountain. These are characteristics that formally define a mithraeum. In addition, it has a window that directs the sun's rays into the center of the chamber at the equinoxes three hours after sunrise. In spring, at that time, Taurus would emerge over the horizon. This same configuration is observed in Hawarte whose window allowed the sun's rays to point to the altar during the winter solstice, two hours before sunset. At that time, Taurus emerged over the horizon.
One cannot call a proposal extravagant just because one does not know the basic principles of archaeoastronomy or building archaeology.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius
Anonymous

Archaeologist and tour guide.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius

Design student, blacksmith and student of western magic traditions.

 
Mar 2023
 
NewScriptum

Want to know more about modern mithraic organizations in your area? Just ask #ChatGPT.

 
Mar 2023
Socius

Researcher in history of ancient North Africa. I am interested to the Eastern cults (Anatolian, Egyptian, Syrian, Iranian) which were propagated in this area.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius
 
Mar 2023
NewSocius

An author writing a novel on Mithras.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius

Student in Roman Archaeology in France.

 
Mar 2023
NewSocius

Associate Professor of Early and Medieval Christian History.