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Mitreo presso Porta Romana

The Mithraeum near Porta Romana was connected to a Sacello, but the door was blocked.
20 May 2007
Updated 22 Jan 2022
Mithraeum seen from the north

Mithraeum seen from the north
Ostia-Antia / Jan Theo Bakker.


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The Mithraeum near Porta Romana was excavated in 1919. It was probably built in the third century. The room was connected with Sacello II,II,4, but the door was blocked, perhaps when the mithraeum was installed.

The shrine measures 14.96 x 5.82. The usual podia line the walls. In the south part are the foundations of an altar. In the north part of the corridor is a small, marble basin (0.50 x 0.50). Around the basin part of the marble decoration of the floor, walls, and podia has been preserved.

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