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The New Mithraeum Database of Syria

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

    First Tauroctony relief of Dura Europos

    One of the reliefs of the Dura Europos tauroctonies includes several characters with their respective names.

    TNMM179 – CIMRM 37, 38

    Ἔθφανει ἰστρατηγα
  • Monumentum

    Dipinto in red letters from Dura Europos

    This short dipinto pays homage to the Lions and the Persians, the 4th and 5th Mithraic degrees.

    TNMM613 – CIMRM 58

    [Νά]μα λέουσιν / [ἁβρ ?]οῖς χαὶ Περσέσ/[ιν. .] ἐλεμνοις.
  • Monumentum

    Mithras hunting from Dura Europos

    In this fresco from Dura Europos, Mithras is represented as a hunter accompanied by the lion and the serpent.

    TNMM286 – CIMRM 52

  • Monumentum

    Fresco with tauroctony and seven cypresses

    This enigmatic fresco on top of the main tauroctony shows Mithras killing the bull, accompanied by Cautes and Cautopates, surrounded by burning altars and cypress trees.

    TNMM422 – CIMRM 45, 46

    Νάμα Μαρέῳ ζωγράφῳ.
  • Monumentum

    Sol and Mithras fresco of Dura Europos

    Sol watches Mithras as he gazes Mithras gazes up to heaven while sharing the sacred meal.

    TNMM203 – CIMRM 49

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Absalmos

    The relief depict several unusual scenes from Mithras's myth.


    ἐκ τῶν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐπὶ ̕Αβσάλμου
  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of Hawarti

    The Mithraeum of Hauarte or Hawarte, which preserves colourful frescoes, it's the latest know and used.


  • Monumentum

    Mithras triumphant over the Sun

    Fresco du Mithraeum de Hawarte, Syria, depicts Mithras' victory over the Sun.


  • Monumentum

    Frescoes of 'Magis' from Dura Europos

    Some scholars have speculated that the scrolls both figures hold in their hands represent Eastern doctrines brought to the Western world.

    TNMM372 – CIMRM 44

  • Monumentum

    Fresco of a knight and a black figure from the Hawarte Mithraeum.

    This painting depicts an Iranian knight holding in a chain a black naked figure with two heads.