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    Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great in April 331 BC as one of his many city foundations. After he captured the Egyptian Satrapy from the Persians, Alexander wanted to build a large Greek city on Egypt’s coast that would bear his name.
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    Mendes was a famous city that attracted the notice of most ancient geographers and historians, including Herodotus, Diodorus, Strabo, Mela, Pliny the Elder, Ptolemy, and Stephanus of Byzantium. The city was the capital of the Mendesian nome.
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    Tauroctony medallion of Egypt

    This tauroctony may have come from Hermopolis and its style suggests a Thraco-Danubian origin.

    TNMM431 – CIMRM 105

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    Tauroctony of Memphis

    Discovered in Memphis, Egypt, a second relief depicting Mithras killing the bull.

    TNMM605 – CIMRM 92

  • Monumentum

    Tauroctony of Memphis

    This Mithras killing the Bull relief from Memphis, Egypt, it is preserved in the Museum of Cairo.

    TNMM112 – CIMRM 93

  • Monumentum

    Gnostic amulet with Mithras monogram

    This silver amulet depicts Abraxas on one side and the first verses of the Book of Genesis in Hebrew on the other.


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    Hermopolis, the city of Hermes, was an important city located between Lower and Upper Egypt. A provincial capital since the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Hermopolis developed into a major city of Roman Egypt.
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    Mampsis or Memphis, today Mamshit, Arabic Kurnub, is a former Nabataean caravan stop and Byzantine city.
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    Tauroctony from Hermopolis

    In the Tauroctony of Hermopolis, Cautes and Cautopates are placed over two columns at each side of the sacrifice.

    TNMM301 – CIMRM 91

  • Monumentum

    Aion of Memphis

    This statue of the god lion-head was found in Memphis, Egypt.

    TNMM323 – CIMRM 94

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    Aion of Oxyrhynchus

    According to Pettazzoni Aion in general finds its iconographical origin in Egypt. Mithras must have been worshipped in Egypt in the third century B.C.

    TNMM271 – CIMRM 103

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    Mithraeum of Memphis (Kom Dafbaby)

    At about a mile's distance from the village of Mit-Rahine near Memphis a Mithraeum has been discovered, which itself has not yet been described.

    TNMM44 – CIMRM 91