Monumentum

Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

The Mithraeum of the terms of Mithras takes its name from being installed in the service area of the Baths of Mithras.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
27 Apr 2010
Updated on 22 Feb 2022
 
  • Vista de la entrada del mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    Vista de la entrada del mitreo delle terme di Mitra
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Detalle de una luna en el Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    Detalle de una luna en el Mitreo delle terme di Mitra 

  • Reproduction in its original location.

    Reproduction in its original location.
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra
    Parco Archeologico di Ostia 

  • Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

    Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra
    Parco Archeologico di Ostia 

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A Mithraeum (Reg. I, Is. XVII, 2) built in the foundations of the therms of Trajan («Termi di Mitra»).

The sanctuary (L. 15.37 Br. 4.55) has been constructed in the northernmost part of a corridor, which was separated from the other underground rooms. Only a small communication entrance was left open in the l. wall (Br. 0.80).

The main entrance (Br. 0.75) is on the western side and is accessible by a long flight of steps which takes its beginning in the uperlying corridor of the therms.
 
 

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Tauroctony of the Mitreo delle terme di Mitra

The person who commanded the sculpture may have been M. Umbilius Criton, documented in the Mitreo della Planta Pedis.

 

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