Monumentum

Mitreo della Piazza Dante

The Mithraeum located in Piazza Dante in Rome was discovered in 1874 along with a series of monuments dedicated by a Pater named Primus.
 
 
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12 Jan 2022
 
  • Mithras Tauroctonos from the Mithraeum of piazza Dante in Rome

    Mithras Tauroctonos from the Mithraeum of piazza Dante in Rome
    Carole Raddato (CC BY-SA 2.0) 

  • Mithras birth from the rock

    Mithras birth from the rock
    CIMRM 

  • Tauroctony relief from the Esquiline ancient reproduction

    Tauroctony relief from the Esquiline ancient reproduction
    Heidelberger historische Bestände 

  • Sol of Piazza Dante

    Sol of Piazza Dante
    CIMRM 

 

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On the Esquiline, where in Antiquity the Imperial gardens were situated (actually Piazza Dante), the following four Mithraic representations were found. They lay in a room (L. 20.00 Br. 6.00), perhaps a Mithraeum, and were carefully covered by tiles. The room has a floor covering of white mosaic and was formerly arched.

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In March 1874 an area of the Esquiline hill in Rome was being landscaped in preparation to create the area now known as the Pizza Dante.
 
 

Related monuments

Taurcotony statue of the Esquiline Hill

Except for the serpent, the sculpture of the taurcotony found on the Esquiline Hill lacks the usual animals that accompany Mithras in sacrifice.

Mithras petrogenitus of the Esquilino

The relief of Mithras being born from the rock of the Esquiline shows the young god naked, as usual, with a torch and a dagger in his hands.

Tauroctony relief of the Esquiline

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull found on the Esquiline Hill includes two additional scenes with Mithras and two other figures.

Mithraic Sol of Piazza Dante

The relief of Sol was found during the construction of Piazza Dante in Rome in 1874.

 

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