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Mitreo di Angera

The Mithraeum of Angera (or Wolf's Den as this cave is popularly called) is the only temple devoted to Mithras known to date in Lombardy.
Relieve del Mitreo de Angera

Relieve del Mitreo de Angera

The New Mithraeum
9 Jun 2009
Updated on Nov 2022

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The Mithras' Cave (or Wolf's Den as this cave is popularly called) in Angera is the only mithraeum known to date in Lombardy where on the outside are still visible ancient engravings related to mysterious cults as well as several rectangular recesses arranged to accommodate gravestones and votive reliefs. The Antro di Mitra in Angera is a natural cavity of elliptical shape, measuring 7.50 meters by 4.70 and is 4.80 meters high in the center. In the distant times of the Mesolithic, the middle age between the Paleolithic and Neolithic (about 7000 years before Christ), man found shelter there as …