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Mithréum de La Bâtie-Montsaléon

During the excavations of 1804-1805, a series of monuments dedicated to Mithras and a temple were discovered at ancient Mons Seleucus.
The New Mithraeum
9 Feb 2022
Updated on Nov 2022

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The excavations brought to light structures and important materials, lapidary inscriptions, bronze and marble sculptures, coins, metal or glass artifacts, and ceramics. Most of these were found in a 94 m x 122 m residential area. A mithraeum, an altar dedicated to the worship of Mithras, was discovered in one of the rooms of that villa.

Most of the artifacts were sold by the diggers to collectors or antique dealers.

Prefect Ladoucette who was an art lover, made his own collection and tried to create an archeological museum in Gap (which was to be, only a hundred years later). Artifacts

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Tauroctony of La Bâtie-Montsaléon

This damaged relief of Mithras killing the bull found in 1804 and formerly exposed at Gap, is now lost.