Lewis M. Hopfe
- City Caesarea Maritima
- Country Palestine
- Latitude and longitude 34.894466, 32.499049
- Current location Caesarea Maritima Park
- Current city Caesarea
- Current country Israel
- Dimensions W. 494 D. 2050 cm
- Dating 300x
- Discovered date 1973
- TNM mmteps000033
- Monumentum Medallón de Caesarea Maritima
Willing to visit!
Where is the Mithraeum relative to Herod's temple, the amphitheatre or some other isgnificant landmark?
I participated in the Combined Caesarea Expeditions for three weeks in 1993. We excavated the hillside next to this Mithraeum and were allowed to go inside on the Summer Solstice to experience this amazing space. What a treat to be able to find a photograph on-line so many years later.
Back in February 2011, I received a report that the Mithraeum at Caesarea had been "torn down." In September 2011, I asked an archaeologist in Israel to check on this. He says that two other archaeologists, currently working in Caesarea, informed him that the Mithraeum had not been torn down but that it "has" been covered up (with sand and gravel). Visitor reports are solicited.
According to Robert J. Bull (February 2011) this Mithraeum has been demolished.
On a tour of Caesarea Maritima, I got the opportunity to step inside the Mithraeum. Our tour guide didn't even point it out but I recognized it for what it was. We lost the tour for fifteen minutes as a result, but it was incredible.
For Laura Thomas.
I installed a Google Earth image of Caesarea Maritima on my website. (URL above) On the image the Mithraeum is represented by a long black rectangle. (The longer of two.)