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Lambaesis, Lambaisis or Lambaesa, is a Roman archaeological site in Algeria, 11 km southeast of Batna and 27 km west of Timgad, located next to the modern village of Tazoult.

Mithraic monuments of Lambaesis


Mithraeum of Lambaesis

The Mithraeum of Tazoult / Lambèse is one of the best preserved Mithras's temples in Africa.


Inscriptions of Valerius Maximianus at Lambaesis

These twin inscriptions found in the Mithraeum of Tazoult were dedicated by the legate Marcus Valerius Maximianus.



Altar by Marcus Aurelius Sabinus

This altar to the god Sol invicto Mithra was erected by a legate during Maximin’s reign in Lambaesis, Numidia.


Inscriptions of Lambaesis

Deo in/victo / Mithrae / sac(rum) / M. Val(erius) Maximianus / leg(atus) aug(usti) pr(o)pr(aetore).
Dedicated to Sol invicible god Mitrhas. Marcus Valerius Maximianus, Augustus's legate prorector.

Inscriptions of Valerius Maximianus at Lambaesis

Deo Sol(i) in/victo Mi/thrae / M. Aurel(ius) / M(arci) f(ilius) Sergi/s Carnu/nto Sabi/nus prae/fect(us) leg(ionis) / III aug(ustae) p(iae) v(indicis) / Maximi/nianae v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
To the invincible Sol god Mithras, Marcus Aurelius Sabinus, son of Marcus, enrolled in the Sergia tribe, (originally from) Carnuntum, prefect of the pious and vengeful legion III Augustus, [[devoted to Maximin]], has willingly and justly fulfilled his vow.

Altar by Marcus Aurelius Sabinus