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Mithraeum of the Baths of Caracalla

The Mitreo delle terme di Caracalla is the largest temple devoted to Mithras found in Roma.
 
 
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17 May 2007
 
General view of the Mitreo delle Terme di Caracalla

General view of the Mitreo delle Terme di Caracalla

 

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Originally discovered in 1912, this mithraeum is considered the largest documented gathering space for the worshippers of Mithras. The mithraeum, approximately 23 meters long and 10 meters wide with a soaring cross-vaulted ceiling, can be only roughly dated by the two main events associated with the bath complex: the mithraeum was certainly created after the complex was completed in AD 217, and it was probably no longer in use when the aqueduct supplying the complex was cut during the Greco-Gothic Wars in 537.
 
 

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