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Monumentum

Mitreo dell'Esquilino

In a house from the time of Constantine, a Lararium was found with a statue of Isis-Fortuna. The Mithraeum was a door next to it, on a lower room.
  • Bull. della comm. arch. comm., 1885, p. 27 et pl. IV-V; cf. Lanciani, <em>Ancient Rome</em>, 1890, p. 192. Fig. 25. 
[TMFMM]

    Bull. della comm. arch. comm., 1885, p. 27 et pl. IV-V; cf. Lanciani, Ancient Rome, 1890, p. 192. Fig. 25. [TMFMM]
    Franz Cumont. Cf. caption 

  • Tauroctony relief from the Esquillino.

    Tauroctony relief from the Esquillino.
    CIMRM 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
9 Jun 2009
Updated on Jan 2022
 

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On the Esquiline (Via S. Giovanni Lanza 128) a Mithraeum was discovered near the Church of S. Martino ai Monti in 1883.

In a house from the time of Constantine or a little earlier, a Lararium was found with a statue of Isis-Fortuna and smaller statuettes of Sarapis, Jupiter, Hekate, Venus, Mars, Hercules and others. A door next to it opens on a lower room, which served as a Mithraeum. Via two flights of seven and nine steps, separated by a landing, one descends into it. On either side of this landing there is a niche in the wall, in which the two statues of Cautopates (l). In the r. niche

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Altar to Arimanius of the Esquilino

This altar mentioning the god Arimanius was found in 1655 at Porta San Giovanni, on the Esquilino.

Tauroctony of the Mitreo dell'Esquilino

This simple relief of Mithras killing the bull without his companions Cautes and Cautopates was found in the so-called Mithraeum of the Esquilino, Rome.