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Monumentum

Mithréum d’Angers

The Mithraeum or Angers contained numerous objects, including coins, oil lamps and a ceramic vessel engraved with a votive inscription to the invincible god Mithras.
  • General view o the site where the Mithraeum of Angers has been found

    General view o the site where the Mithraeum of Angers has been found
    Hervé Paitier/Inrap 

  • Head of Mithras recovered in Angers

    Head of Mithras recovered in Angers
    Ouest France - Claudine Quiblier 

  • Goblet of Angers

    Goblet of Angers
    Inrap 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
8 May 2010
Updated on Oct 2023
 

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The preventive excavation conducted by Inrap archaeologists and led by J. Brodeur on the former Saint-Louis clinic site, in the area of Saint-Laud station, from November 2009 to September 2010, uncovered the remains of an isolated settlement next to the public road of the ancient area, built in the first years AD. They also discovered some ex voto dedicated to Mithra, written on ceramic, including a Déchelette 72 vase, found in a domus filled-in cellar.

These are proof that a Mithra cult was practised before the late 2nd c. AD in a first mithraeum whose remains are badly preserved. In

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Head of Mithras from Angers Mithraeum

The head of Mithras of Angers has been found a four months after the main relief.

Goblet of Angers

The spherical ceramic cup found at the Mithraeum in Angers bears an inscription to the unconquered god Mithras.