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Monumentum

Mitreo delle Sette Porte

The name of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates refers to the doors depicted in the mosaic that decorates the floor, symbolising the seven planets through which the souls of the initiates have to pass.
 
 
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27 Apr 2010
Updated 20 Jan 2022
 
  • General view of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates

    General view of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates
    The New Mithraeum / Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès (CC BY-NC-SA) 

  • Entrada del Mitreo delle Sette Porte

    Entrada del Mitreo delle Sette Porte
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

  • Bench north of the  the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates

    Bench north of the the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

  • Bench south of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates

    Bench south of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-NC-SA) 

 

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Mithraeum (Reg. IV, Is. V, 13), built in a magazine ('Mitreo delle sette porte'); 160-170 A.D.

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. 0.37) and they have at their beginnings small pilasters equally decorated with mosaic.
 
 

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