Brothers active in Dura Europos
Mithraic monuments of Dura Europos
The most emblematic of the Syrian Mithraea was discovered in 1933 by a team led by the Russian historian Mikhaïl Rostovtzeff.
One of the reliefs of the Dura Europos tauroctonies includes several characters with their respective names.
Sol watches Mithras as he gazes Mithras gazes up to heaven while sharing the sacred meal.
In this fresco from Dura Europos, Mithras is represented as a hunter accompanied by the lion and the serpent.
The main relief of Mithras killing the bull from the Mithraeum of Dura Europos includes three persons named Zenobius, Jariboles and Barnaadath.
Some scholars have speculated that the scrolls both figures hold in their hands represent Eastern doctrines brought to the Western world.
This enigmatic fresco on top of the main tauroctony shows Mithras killing the bull, accompanied by Cautes and Cautopates, surrounded by burning altars and cypress trees.
The text mentions a certain Kamerios, described as immaculate miles.
The inscription pays homage to the emperor, probably Caracalla, to Mithras, the fathers, the petitor and the syndexioi.
This short dipinto pays homage to the Lions and the Persians, the 4th and 5th Mithraic degrees.
'Hail to Kamerios the Pater' can be read on one of the walls of the mithraeum at Dura Europos.
This inscription by a certain Ioulianos, found at the entrance to the Dolichenum at Dura Europos, bears an inscription to Zeus Helios Mithras et Tourmasgade.
Three plaster altars within the main altar of the Mithraeum of Dura Europos, two of them with traces of fire and cinders.
Inscriptions of Dura Europos
In good memory. Made by Ethpeni the strategist, son of Zabdē'ā, commander of the archers who are in Dura. In the month of Adar in the year 480.
- Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)
- René Dussaud (1949) Anciens bronzes du Louristan et cultes iraniens
- AA. VV. (1975) Mithraic Studies: Proceedings of the First International Congress of Mithraic Studies
- Michael J. Fuller (2015) Graffiti from Mithraeum at Dura Europos
- Bricault; Roy (2021) Les cultes de Mithra dans l'Empire Romain