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Mithraeum of Memphis (Kom Dafbaby)

At about a mile's distance from the village of Mit-Rahine near Memphis a Mithraeum has been discovered, which itself has not yet been described.
 
 
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28 May 2007
Updated on 12 Jan 2022
 
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  • Detail of the Tauroctony of Hermopolis

    Detail of the Tauroctony of Hermopolis
    Michael Fuller 

  • Tauroctony of Hermopolis

    Tauroctony of Hermopolis
    Michael Fuller 

  • Aion of Memphis

    Aion of Memphis
    CIMRM 

 

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At about a mile's distance from the village of Mit-Rahine near Memphis a Mithraeum has been discovered, which itself has not yet been described. The finds have been transported to the Museum of Cairo.

Virey, Gizeh, 95 No. 296 and 296bis; MMM II 407 and 520ff No. 285 with fig.; Wiedemann in Wiener Zeitschr.f. die Kunde des Morgenlandes XXXI, 1924, 310f; Maspero, Guide Caire, 219 No. 990; J. Strzygowsky, Catalogue general du Musee de Caire4, s.d., 9ff with fig. (see fig. 34).
 
 

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