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Monumentum

Mitreo di Santa Maria Capua Vetere

The Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere preserves frescoes depicting several scenes of the initiation rites.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
19 Jul 2009
 
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  • Vista interior del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere

    Vista interior del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere 

  • Current entrance to the temple.

    Current entrance to the temple.
    Andreu Abuín 

  • Fresco representando la tauroctonia del Mitreo de Capua

    Fresco representando la tauroctonia del Mitreo de Capua 

  • Relieve procedente del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere, con Psyche y Eros.

    Relieve procedente del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere, con Psyche y Eros.
    Mihr* 

  • Andreu Abuín

    Andreu Abuín
    Eros leading Psyche 

  • Estrellas de la bóveda del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere

    Estrellas de la bóveda del Mitreo de Santa Maria Capua Vetere
    Mihr* 

  • Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere

    Fragmento de un fresco del Mitreo de Santa Maria di Capua Vetere
    Marco 

  • Fresco from the initiation ceremony at S. Capua Vetere

    Fresco from the initiation ceremony at S. Capua Vetere
    Vermaseren / Tertullian.org 

  • Cautes fresco on Santa Maria Capua Vetere

    Cautes fresco on Santa Maria Capua Vetere
    Jorge Gallo 

  • CIMRM 182

    CIMRM 182 

  • Scene of the initiation into the Mithras cult.

    Scene of the initiation into the Mithras cult.
    CIMRM 

 

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The Mithraeum at Capua is in many respects one of the most important sanctuaries of the Iranian god who in the first centuries of our era conquered the Roman world. It is decorated with fascinating and original paintings by a number of artists, many of them being unique in their kind. The most interesting, however, are the ones on a number of the front panels of the side benches, which revealed a large part of the initiation rites for the first time.
 

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