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Mithréum de Mandelieu

Excavations in 1979 on the remains of the church of Notre-Dame d'Avigonet in Mandelieu, Alpes-Maritimes, brought to light a small mithraeum.
  • Mithraeum of Mandelieu

    Mithraeum of Mandelieu
    Ville de Mandelieu-La Napoule 

  • Mithraeum of Mandelieu. Altars

    Mithraeum of Mandelieu. Altars
    Ville de Mandelieu-La Napoule 

  • Model of Mithraeum of Mandelieu

    Model of Mithraeum of Mandelieu
    Everett Ferguson (CC BY-SA) 

The New Mithraeum
4 Sep 2023
Updated on Sep 2023

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This excavation was carried out in 1978 with the aim of recovering any archaeological remains that might have existed on the site of the church of Notre-Dame d'Avignonet, mentioned in a charter of the Abbey of Lérins at the beginning of the 11th century.

For the medieval period, work carried out in 1980 revealed a number of new coffered tombs that complete the topography of the necropolis, which was linked to the priory in its earliest period. They were located to the north of the chapel and to the east of the chevet, under the hill on which it stood.

As far as the ancient period is