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  • Locus


    Ostia may have been Rome's first colony. According to legend, Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, destroyed the area and founded the colony. An inscription seems to confirm the foundation of the ancient castrum of Ostia in the 7th century BC.
  • Monumentum

    Fresco scene from Mitreo of Santa Maria Capua Vetere

    Fresco showing a scene of initiation into the mysteries of Mithras in the Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere.

    TNMM234 – CIMRM 188

    From Italy

  • Notitia

    The MITHRA Project

    Laurent Bricault has revolutionised Mithraic studies with the exhibition The Mystery of Mithras. Meet this professor in Toulouse for a fascinating look at the latest discoveries and what lies ahead.
  • Monumentum

    Frescoes with standing figures of Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    The frescoes depict several figures dressed in different garments associated with the Mithraic degrees.

    TNMM104 – CIMRM 268

    From Italy

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo della domus dei capitelli

    Archaeologists discovered the 20th temple dedicated to Mithras in Ostia during the restoration of the domus del capitello di stucco in 2022.


    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Mosaics from Mitreo degli Animali

    Several figures related to the Mysteries of Mithras are depicted on the mosaics of the Mithraeum of the Animals.

    TNMM168 – CIMRM 279

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Cippus of Antoninus from Ostia

    This small white marble cippus bears an inscription of a certain Pater Antoninus to Cautes.

    TNMM740 – CIMRM 270, 317

    From Italy

    A(ulus) Aemi/lius An/toninu[s] / pater / Cauti. [An]tonin[us] / pater / Cauti.
  • Monumentum

    Cippus from the Mitreo delle Pareti Dipinte

    This small monument bear the inscriptions of a certain Caelius Ermeros, antistes at the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls.

    TNMM583 – CIMRM 269

    From Italy

    C. Caelius E[r]/meros / antis/tes h[ui]/us loc[i] / fecit / s(ua) p(ecunia).
  • Monumentum

    Fragment of a Tauroctony from Ostia

    This elliptical terracotta fragment from Ostia depicts Mithras as a bullkiller.

    TNMM737 – CIMRM 316

    From Italy

  • Monumentum

    Inscription of Hermes to Silvanus

    This inscription, found in the Mitreo della Planta Pedis, among some other monuments in Ostia, suggests a link between Mithras and Silvanus.

    TNMM626 – CIMRM 276

    From Italy

    Silvano / sancto / sacrum / Hermes / M. Iuli Eunici.