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Mithraeum of Perge

The Mithraeum of Pamphylia was cut back into the rock to form a cave, with a separate relief of Mithras killing the bull.
The New Mithraeum
10 Feb 2022
Updated on Mar 2022

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During the principate, auxiliary troops were regularly stationed in Pamphylia: the Cohors I Flavia Numidarum was in Perge in the second and third centuries; the Cohors Apula Civium Romanum resided in Side in the 1st century (35), the Cohors I Hispanorum, Cohors IV Raetorum, Cohors I Musulamiorum were also stationed in Pamphylia (36). It is also worth mentioning that near Perge is a mithraeum,(37) though Mithraism is recently considered not necessarily as a “soldier religion”, (38) it is well known that Mithras was one of the popular gods worshipped by soldiers. (39)
35. Bean 1965, 57 no.

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Inscripton of Perge

This inscription by Luccius Crispus was found near the entrance of the Mithraeum at Pamphylia.