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Mitreo de Cabra

The Mithraeum of Cabra is located in the Villa del Mitra, which owes its name to the discovery in 1951 of a Mithras tauroctonus in the remains of the Roman villa.
  • Mithraeum of Cabra, view from entrance

    Mithraeum of Cabra, view from entrance
    Jaime Alvar 

  • Mithraeum of Cabra, view from the back

    Mithraeum of Cabra, view from the back
    Jaime Alvar 

  • Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)

    Mitra de Cabra (Códoba)
    Museo Arqueológico y Etnológico de Córdoba 

The New Mithraeum
5 Jun 2009
Updated on Mar 2024

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During the third archaeological campaign in the Villa del Mitra, at the end of 2022, the municipal archaeological team of Cabra, led by Antonio Moreno Rosa, found a room suitable for the Mithraic cult.

The discovery was presented in February 2023, coinciding with a Mithraic conference at the Municipal Museum.

Since the discovery of the tauroctony of Cabra in 1951, the hypothesis that there must have been a temple in the domus had been considered. Two areas remained to be excavated, one to the north-west, where the foundations of the baths were found, and the other to the south, where

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Mitra de Cabra

The Mithras of Cabra is the only full preserved Tauroctony sculpture found in Spain yet.