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Mithraeum of Sárkeszi

The Sárkeszi mithraeum is unusual for its large dimensions and its semicircular eastern wall.
  • Plan of the Sárkeszi Mithraeum

    Plan of the Sárkeszi Mithraeum
    A. Rendić-Miočević; M. Šegvić 

  • Tauroctony of Sárkeszi

    Tauroctony of Sárkeszi
    Ferenc Gelencsér 

  • Altar to Transitus from Sárkeszi

    Altar to Transitus from Sárkeszi
    F. und O. Harl, Ubi Erat Lupa 

The New Mithraeum
9 Jan 2024

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The mithraeum at Sárkeszi is remarkable for its size and unique architectural features. Measuring approximately 23x10 metres, it is one of the largest mithraea in the Pannonian region, surpassed only by a sanctuary at Carnuntum. It is strategically located near the border with Sárkeszi, next to a Romanised aboriginal settlement.

The temple has an east-west orientation. The main entrance on the eastern side opens into a pronaos which serves as an antechamber before leading into the main sanctuary. It is divided into three main sections: a central cell flanked on either side by two


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Tauroctony of Sárkeszi

In this relief found in the Sárkeszi Mithraeum, Cautes and Cautopates hold an Amazon shield.

Altar to Transitus from Sárkeszi

This is one of the altars erected by Septimius Valentinus, in this case, to the transitus of Mithras.