Monumentum

Mitreo Aldobrandini

The Mithraeum of Aldobrandini was excavated in 1924 by G. Calza on the premises belonging to the Aldobrandini family.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
20 May 2007
Updated on 17 Nov 2022
 
  • Vista del santuario desde el sur

    Vista del santuario desde el sur
    Ostia-antica.org 

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  • Placa de bronce con inscripción encontrada en el Mitreo Aldobrandini, Ostia

    Placa de bronce con inscripción encontrada en el Mitreo Aldobrandini, Ostia
    Eric Taylor 

 

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The Mithraeum Aldobrandini was excavated in 1924 by G. Calza on the premises of G. Aldobrandini. It was found 150 metres to the north of the Porta Romana on property owned by the Aldobrandini-family, and is still not accessible to the public. The south part of the shrine was not excavated. The back wall (north wall) was set against a tower belonging to the city wall from the first century BC. The tower was built with large tufa blocks. The east wall was set against the city wall (opus quasi reticulatum). The shrine was built in opus latericium, and has been dated to the late second century AD.
 
 

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Bronze inscription from Aldobrandini

This plaque, now on display in the British Museum, may have come from the Aldobrandini Mithraeum in Ostia.

Inscription of Mitreo Aldobrandini by Sextus

This inscription found in the Mithraeum Aldobrandini informs us of certain restorations carried out in the temple during a second phase of development.

 

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