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Mitreo di Marino

The Mithraeum of Marino is the longest temple devoted to Mithras know hitherto.
20 May 2007
Updated 17 Jan 2022
  • Mitreo di Marino

    Mitreo di Marino 

  • Tauroctonia del Mitreo di Marino

    Tauroctonia del Mitreo di Marino 


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The plan of the Mithraeum is the usual one. Behind a wide entrance hall (L. 13.25 W. 8.00) we find the sanctuary itself, which is exceptionally long and much narrower (W. 3.10) than the ante-room. This is the longest Mithraeum of the Roman Imperium know hitherto with 29.20 m long, which is twice the normal length. The arrangement of benches on either side with a nave in between is quite normal, as is the vault (H. 3.00 m) hewn out of the rock. Though this vault symbolizes the sky, it has not been decorated either with blue or whit stars as in some other sanctuaries.

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Fresco Tauroctony of Mitreo di Marino

The importance of the Mithraeum of Marino lies in its frescoes, the most significant of which is that of Mithras slaying the bull, surrounded by mythological scenes.


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