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Monumentum

Mithraeum under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo

In 1938 this Mithraeum was found 3.45 mtrs under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo in Damaso, in a cellar near the Sacrament's Chapel.
Inscription by Proficentius

Inscription by Proficentius
R. Marchionni 2008 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
26 Jan 2022
Updated on Aug 2023
 

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In 1938 a Mithraeum was found 3.45 mtrs under the Basilica of S. Lorenzo in Damaso, in a cellar near the Sacrament's Chapel. In the 15th cent. this Basilica was incorporated in the Palazzo della Cancelleria.

Of the sanctuary, situated near the entrance of the Palazzo, to the right along the facade, only some remnants have been preserved: a fragment of a wall; traces of a white mosaic floor probably of the central aisle (Br. 1.50), laying between the two side-benches. On a fragment of a wall, traces of red painting decorated with small crescents and stars have been found.Nogara in Quaderni

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Inscription by Proficentius, Rome

This marble slab bears an inception be the Pater Proficentius to whom Mithras has suggested to build and devote a temple.

Altar from the Mitreo sotto la Basilica di San Lorenzo

This cylindrical marble altar was dedicated by the same Pater Proficentius as the slab, both monuments found in the Mithraeum beneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo.