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Monumentum

Mithraic arcosolium of Catacombe de Marcellino e Pietro

A dinner scene with Sabina from the Catacombe dei Santi Marcellino e Pietro, near Rome, may have been commissioned by a follower of Mithras.
Mithraic arcosolium of the catacomb of SS. Peter and Marcellinus

Mithraic arcosolium of the catacomb of SS. Peter and Marcellinus
Gabriela Ingle 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
21 Aug 2021
Updated on Jan 2022
 

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Despite the popularity of the cult of Mithras in Rome in the 4th century AD, the archaeological record provides evidence for only two tombs associated with the followers of Mithras. The lack of Mithraic burials is most likely linked with the pro-Christian bias towards the funerary material found in the Roman catacombs, which had dominated the catacomb scholarship since their re-discovery in the late sixteenth century. However, following a recent development in the understanding of how the subterranean cemeteries were used in antiquity, it is possible to begin a re-evaluation of the available