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  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo di Lucrezio Menandro

    The Mithraeum of Lucretius Menander was installed in the early 3rd century in an alley to the east of a Hadrianic building named after the solar god temple.

    TNMM6 – CIMRM 224

    Deo Invicto Mithrae / Diocles ob honorem / C. Lucreti Menandri / Patris / D(ono) D(edit) D(edicavit).
  • Monumentum

    Mithras-Sol Altar from the Carrawburgh

    One of the altars from the Carrawburgh Mithraeum depicts the bust of Mithras or Sol.

    TNMM180 – CIMRM 847, 848

    Deo ♣ invicto ♠ / Mithrae M(arcus) Sim/plicius Simplex pr(a)ef(ectus) v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito).
  • Monumentum

    Altar of the Mitreo della Planta Pedis

    The altar includes a slab with an inscription for the salvation of two emperors.

    TNMM515 – CIMRM 273

    Pr(o) sal(ute) Augg(ustorum duorum) / S(oli) i(nvicto) M(ithrae) / [L. ?] Florius Hermadio(n) / sacerdos s(ua) p(ecunia) f(ecit).
  • Monumentum

    Altar of Vieu

    This altar was dedicated by a son to his father, one of the few Patres Patrum recorded in the western provinces.

    TNMM456 – CIMRM 911

    Dei i(nvicti) / M(ithrae) Patri Patru/m C(aio) Ru[t(io)] / Eutacto / C(aius) R(ufius) Viri/lis fil(ius).
  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo Fagan

    The Mitreo Fagan revealed remarkable sculptures of leon-headed figures now exposed at the Vatican Museum.

    TNMM98 – CIMRM 309

  • Monumentum

    Venus of Mérida small sculpture

    The lack of attributes and its decontextualisation prevent us from attributing a specific Mithraic attribution to this small Venus pudica from Mérida.

    TNMM429 – CIMRM 785

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo delle Sette Porte

    The name of the Mithraeum of the Seven Gates refers to the doors depicted in the mosaic that decorates the floor, symbolising the seven planets through which the souls of the initiates have to pass.

    TNMM4 – CIMRM 287

  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo di Vulci

    The Mithraeum of Vulci is remarkable because of his high benches and the arches below them.


  • Mithraeum

    Mitreo de la calle Espronceda

    The Mithraeum at Espronceda Street, in Merida, was discovered in 2000. It is a semi-subterranean temple.


  • Mithraeum

    Mithraeum of the Coloured Marble

    The Mitreo dei Marmi Colorati takes its name after the discovery of a black-and-white mosaic of Pan fighting with Eros.