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Monumentum

Mithraeum of Zerzevan

A Mithraeum was discovered in 2007, during the excavations at the Zerzevan Castle.
 
 
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24 Dec 2020
 
  • Remains of the Castle of Zerzevan.

    Remains of the Castle of Zerzevan.
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  • Entrance to the Mithraeum of Zerzevan.

    Entrance to the Mithraeum of Zerzevan.
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  • Eastern wall with niches carved into the rock

    Eastern wall with niches carved into the rock
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  • Another view of the easter wall.

    Another view of the easter wall.
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  • Some of the objects found.

    Some of the objects found.
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  • Western wall with benches carved in the side.

    Western wall with benches carved in the side.
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  • General view of the remains of the Castle.

    General view of the remains of the Castle.
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The Mithraeum of the Zerzevan Castle is the most important structure remaining. It was built on the north end of the walls by carving the main rock into the underground. At the entrance gate of the structure, the inscriptions and symbols are clearly visible. On the eastern wall of the structure, there are columns carved into the main rock, two large niches in the middle and two small niches on the both sides. A bull sacrifice scene is carved on the plaque in the middle big niche. Paint residues can be seen on the belt rising above the two columns around the big niche in the middle.
 
 

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