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La grotta del Mitreo

The site was destroyed in the 5th century but some elements, including the benches, can still been seen.
20 May 2007
  • Vista general del Mitreo de Duino

    Vista general del Mitreo de Duino

  • Tauroctonia del Mitreo de Duino

    Tauroctonia del Mitreo de Duino


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The Grotta del Mitreo is on the sloped of Mount Ermada, above the area where the river Timavo comes out after disappearing underground in San Canziano in nearby Slovenia and following an as yet unknown underground route of about 38 kilometres.

The site was destroyed in the 5th century, but there are still some votive areas and side benches (where the initiates sat during the ceremonies) which can be seen.

Temples weren't usually built in this area, it was more common to worship these divinities in natural caves or by water courses, as is the case here.

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