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Villa romana de Fuente Álamo

One of the rooms of the villa has been interpreted as a mithraeum, but we do not have enough evidence to confirm this.
The New Mithraeum
4 Jun 2009
Updated on Feb 2023

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The excavations carried out at the Roman villa of Fuente Álamo since 1982 have brought to light an archaeological complex that initially appears to have been a balneum, probably abandoned in the middle of the 2nd century, and rebuilt in the second half of the 3rd century into an enormous villa, albeit of a less luxurious type.

A century later, the villa was extensively renovated and room no. 10 has been interpreted as a possible mithraeum. It is very likely that this room had a different function in the past, since at some point its niches were covered over to prevent external lighting.