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The New Mithraeum Database of Lebanon

Mithraic monuments, temples and other objects related to Mithras from Lebanon.
  • Monumentum

    Lion-headed Aion from Sidon

    The controversial Italian journalist Edmon Durighello discovered this marble statue of a young naked Aion in 1887.

    TNMM157 – CIMRM 78, 79

    Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, ἀνεϑέμην τῷ φ̕ ἔτι.
  • Monumentum

    Hekataion of Sidon

    The Hekataion of Sidon shows a triple Hekate surrounded by three dancing nymphs.

    TNMM305 – CIMRM 84, 85

    Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, εὐχαριστῶν τὴν θέον ἀφιερωσάτω φʹ ἔτι.
  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony relief of Sidon

    The tauroctony relief of Sidon depicts the signs of the zodiac and the four seasons, among other familiar features.

    TNMM142 – CIMRM 75

  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Sidon

    The Mithraeum of Sidon may have escaped destruction because the Mithras worshippers walled up the entrance to the underground sanctuary.

    TNMM11 – CIMRM 74

  • Monumentum

    Taurcotony sculpture from Sidon

    The Mithras killing the bull sculpture from Sidon, currently Lebanon.

    TNMM156 – CIMRM 76

    Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος τῶν τελετῶν τοῦ θεοῦ εὐχαριστῶν αφιερωσάτω τῷ φ̕ ἔτει.
  • Monumentum

    Cautes with an axe

    The Cautes of Sidon who wields an axe also wears a piece of cloth on his left arm.

    TNMM161 – CIMRM 82

  • Monumentum

    Second Cautes of Sidon holding an axe

    In this case, a quiver has been attached to the tree-stump behind the torchbearer.

    TNMM162 – CIMRM 83

  • Monumentum

    Cautopates of Sidon

    Cautopates sculpture of Sidon features a snake near his left leg.

    TNMM160 – CIMRM 81

  • Monumentum

    Mithras carrying the bull

    Sculpture depicting Mithras carrying a young bull on his shoulders.

    TNMM158 – CIMRM 77

  • Monumentum

    Bronze Venus of Sidon

    There are two Venus from the Mithraeum of Sidon, one in bronze and the other in Parian marble.

    TNMM306 – CIMRM 86