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Mithraeum of Memphis (Kom Dafbaby)
28 May 2007

  • Detail of the Tauroctony of Hermopolis

    Detail of the Tauroctony of Hermopolis
    Michael Fuller 

  • Tauroctony of Hermopolis

    Tauroctony of Hermopolis
    Michael Fuller 


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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 beeu transported to the Museum of Cairo.

Marble relief (H. 0.92 Br. 0.69). Inv. No. 85747.

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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