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Mitreo delle Sette Porte

The name of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates refers to the seven gates illustrated in the mosaic that decorates the floor of the temple, symbolising the seven planetary spheres through which the souls of the initiates passed.
27 Apr 2010

  • Entrada del Mitreo delle Sette Porte

    Entrada del Mitreo delle Sette Porte
    Andreu Abuín 




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Mithraeum (Reg. IV, Is. V, 13), built in a magazine ('Mitreo delle sette porte'); 160-170 A.D.
Becatti, Mitrei Ostia,93 ff, fig. 20 and PI. XIX. See fig. 82.
The sanctuary (L. 7.05 Br. 5.80) has the entrance (Br. 2.00) opposite the cult-niche and has the normal division into a central aisle (Br. 2.00) and two side-benches (H. 0.50 Br. 1.80), which are as long as the side-walls. The l. podium has at its end a small base (H. 0.50 Br. 0.35 D. 0.50). Both benches have ledges, decorated with mosaic (Br. 0.

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