Monumentum

Mithraeum de Septeuil

The Mithraeum of Septeuil, Yvelines, was accommodated at the 4th century in an oldest sanctuary of the source.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
27 May 2021
Updated on 24 Oct 2022
 
  • État du mithraeum de Septeuil.

    État du mithraeum de Septeuil. 

  • Proposition de restitution du sanctuaire.

    Proposition de restitution du sanctuaire.
    Marion Baudrand 

  • Sculpture of Mithras emerging from the rock from Septeuil.

    Sculpture of Mithras emerging from the rock from Septeuil.
    Michael Fuller 

 

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The remains correspond to a sanctuary built at the end of the 1st century AD or the beginning of the 2nd century. The building was first used as a spring sanctuary and then, from the 4th century onwards, as a mithraeum (a sanctuary dedicated to the oriental deity Mithras). It was finally abandoned in the last quarter of the 4th century.

In the second half of the 4th century, the building, which was being demolished, was redesigned. A partition physically separates the two rooms at the location of the gutter.
 
 

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Mithras rock-born of Septeuil

A serpent emerging from a umbilicus at the side of the stele coils over Mithras naked body.

 

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