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Mithraeum of the Coloured Marble

The Mitreo dei Marmi Colorati takes its name after the discovery of a black-and-white mosaic of Pan fighting with Eros.
 
 
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31 Dec 2020
 
  • Upper view of the Mithraeum

    Upper view of the Mithraeum 

  • The Inn of the Deity Pan seen from the north-west.

    The Inn of the Deity Pan seen from the north-west.
    S. De Togni, 2015. 

  • In this reconstruction of the

    In this reconstruction of the "Mithraeum of Colored Marbles" the spelaeum, the most important room in the mithraeum, is shown on the bottom level.
    G. Albertini 

 

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The Inn of the Deity Pan and the Mithraeum of the Coloured Marble were discovered in 2014 by the Ostia Marina Project (University of Bologna, under the direction of Massimiliano David). The name was given to the inn after the discovery of a black-and-white mosaic in room 3, with a depiction of Pan fighting with Eros. The mithraeum is not just a single room, but a mithraic complex that completely occupied the inn. The name derives from the multicoloured marble floor of the spelaeum.

The inn was entirely built in opus vittatum mixtum technique, dated to the mid-third century AD.
 
 

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