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Jan 2023
NewSocius

Lecturer in Ancient History.

 
Jan 2023
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The Rudchester Mithraeum

The archaeology of the Rudchester Mithraeum.

 
Jan 2023
NewComentum

If you want definitive proof that Mithraism was different in every corner of the empire, just read this book! What the hell was going on in Britannia? I admit that love pulp fiction and have been interested in Mithraism for so long that I expected to have fun with this one. I did, not as much as I'd have liked, but it's a read. You might think that Mithraism is a great subject for fiction. A novelist can amuse himself by filling in the many gaps that surround the cult. Yet Lukas Scott decides to reinvent the whole thing, content to keep a very light and often erratic skeleton to build his story. The characters lack volume. We don't know much about their backstories and that's probably for the best. A light plot seems to be building up behind the scenes, but not really, the whole thing decanting into a sort of a love story (or so Scott tells us) between a Brit and a Roman. And of course, they both have beautiful, strong, young, perfect muscular bodies with big, long johns. Other than th....

 
Dec 2022
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Britain's best preserved Mithraeum - Carrawburgh on Hadrian's Wall

The archaeology of the Mithraeum at Carrawburgh.

 
Dec 2022
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Vulgariser Mithra. Rencontre avec Jean-Christophe Piot

Jean-Christophe Piot a participé à la réalisation de l'exposition 'Le mystère Mithra' en réalisant des pastilles sonores sur certaines œuvres de l'exposition.

 
Dec 2022
NewSocius

nun.

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

I think there is no trace of this mithraeum since long time ago...

 
Dec 2022
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Dans les coulisses de l'exposition « Le mystère Mithra. Plongée au cœur d'un culte romain »

Découvrez les coulisses de la réalisation et du montage de l'exposition « Le mystère Mithra. Plongée au cœur d'un culte romain ».

 
Dec 2022
NewSocius

Scholar in Mithraic Studies.

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

I recently had the opportunity to visit the remains of this mithraeum. It is located in Altafulla, in a pleasant seaside village on the Catalan coast. In situ, not much is preserved apart from the foundations, but it's worth a detour if you're passing through the area to visit the site and, if the weather is good, take a dip in the beach!

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

Remarkable monument not only because it is the first sculpted representation of the entire Mithraic tauroctony, but also because of the arrangement of certain figures, such as Cautes and Cautopates, who, even without their heads, seem to hesitate about what they are supposed to do.

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

If this phallus really belonged to the mithraeum where it is currently placed and not elsewhere, they must have had some fun in this temple.

 
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
 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

On the York Tauroctony from C. Wellbeloved, Eburacum (1842)

This Mithraic group was found in the year 1747, at the depth of ten feet below the surface, by some workmen, who were engaged in digging a cellar in Micklegate, opposite to St. Martin's Church. Mr. Drake, to whom it was immediately shown, 'being at a loss,' as he candidly confessed, 'what to make of it, but judging it some representation of a heathen sacrifice or game, sent to his friend, Dr. Stukeley, as just a drawing of it as could be taken;' whose explanation of it was afterwards communicated by Mr. Drake to the Philosophical Society, and published in the Transactions of the Society for the years 1743-1750, Vol. X. p. 1311. This curious relic came, whether by gift or purchase the author knows not, into the possession of Mrs. Sandercock, of York, by whom it was bequeathed, with other property, to the late Dr. Robert Cappe, youngest son of the late Rev. Newcome Cappe; and after his death was presented, by the advice of th....

 
Dec 2022
NewComentum

We totally need a picture of this. Who's in the area? ;-)

 
Dec 2022
NewSocius

Studying Science of Religions (UC3M). Mithraeum at Lucus Augusti, comparative religion and symbolism in general.