Mithraeum of Virunum
A bronze plaque records the existence of a mithraeum at Virunum that collapsed and was rebuilt by members of the community.
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16 Jan 2022
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In 1992 a bronze plaque recording the dedication of a mithraeum was discovered in Virunum, the principal town and administrative capital of the province of Noricum. The mithraeum, as the text of the plaque reveals, had collapsed in some sort of catastrophe, probably natural, and the members rebuilt it at their own expense. The plaque functioned as the mithraeum's album.