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Monumentum

Mitreo della Crypta Balbi

The Mithraeum of the Crypta Balbi was locted in the middle of a densely populated insula near the theatre of Cornelius Balbus.
  • Vista lateral del Mitreo de la Cripta de Balbo

    Vista lateral del Mitreo de la Cripta de Balbo
    Dssa Laura Vendittelli 

  • Vista lateral del Mitreo de la Cripta de Balbo

    Vista lateral del Mitreo de la Cripta de Balbo
    Dssa Laura Vendittelli 

  • Panfleto distribuido a los visitantes del complejo arqueológico de la Cripta Balbi.

    Panfleto distribuido a los visitantes del complejo arqueológico de la Cripta Balbi.
    Dssa Laura Vendittelli 

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The New Mithraeum
22 Apr 2010
Updated on Aug 2021
 

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The theatre and the vast porticus of L. Cornelius Balbus (procos. Africae 21/0 BC) , at the extreme southern tip of the Campus Martius, were built in celebration of Balbus' victory over the Libyan Garamantes in 19 BC and completed in 13 BC. The theatre is completely concealed beneath the palazzi Caetani and Mattei which front onto the Via Michelangelo Caetani, but the porticus, on the site of the former convent of S. Caterina dei Funari, has been the focus of extensive archaeological investigation since 1981.

The Northern boundary of the site is the Via delle Botteghe Oscure, to the East,

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