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Mithra temple of Marāgheh

The Mithra Temple of Maragheh, also referred to as the Mithra Temple of Verjuy or simply Mehr Temple, is the oldest surviving Mithraic temple in Iran known to date.
 
 
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29 Aug 2021
 
  • Mehr Temple

    Mehr Temple
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  • Mehr Temple

    Mehr Temple
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  • Mehr Temple

    Mehr Temple
    Behrad09 

  • Mehr Temple

    Mehr Temple
    Behrad09 

 

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Maragheh is one of the oldest cities in Iran. In the past, temples to Mitrhas were built in its suburbs. One of the temples is located 4 km south of Maragheh in the village of Verjuy (Verjouy). There are no signs indicating the location of the temple, located north of the village, in the old cemetery.

The followers of Mithraism built this temple during the Arsacid dynasty (248 BC-224 AD) by cutting a huge schist stone into the ground and making a 5.40-metre-wide entrance.
 
 

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