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Mithraeum of Ptuj I

The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.
 
 
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25 Apr 2010
Updated on 17 Jan 2022
 
  • Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view

    Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view
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  • Vista interior del Mithraeum I, Ptuj

    Vista interior del Mithraeum I, Ptuj
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  • Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view

    Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view
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  • Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj

    Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj
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  • Petrogenesis and two aras devoted to Mithras.

    Petrogenesis and two aras devoted to Mithras. 

  • Front view

    Front view
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  • Mithras carrying the bull of Ptuj

    Mithras carrying the bull of Ptuj
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  • Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

    Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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In the western part of Roman Poetoviona, in today's Spodnja Hajdina, the oldest Mithras shrine in the provinces of the Upper Danube was discovered by Wilhelm Gurlitt, an archaeologist from Graz, Austria, between 1898 and 1899. The shrine was immediately after having been unearthed covered by a protective house. Dedications show that the shrine was built in the middle of the 2nd century by administrators of the Illyrian customs based in Poetoviona. The shrine was partly dug into a gentle slope and covered by interwoven branches of a willow.
 
 

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Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

This altar from Ptuj, present-day Poetovio, is decorated with various Mithraic animals such as a tortoise, a cock and a crow and other objects.

 

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