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The New Mithraeum

Community dedicated to the study, disclosure and reenactment of the Mysteries of Mithras since 2004.

the.new.mithraeum
Barcelona, Spain
Joined December 2020
 
 
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mitreo Aldobrandini

The Mithraeum of Aldobrandini was excavated in 1924 by G. Calza on the premises belonging to the Aldobrandini family.

 
November 2022
Monumentum novum

Inscription of Mitreo Aldobrandini by Sextus

This inscription found in the Mithraeum Aldobrandini informs us of certain restorations carried out in the temple during a second phase of development.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mithraeum of Tienen

The temple contained hundreds of ceramic vessels and animal bones, which may indicated that a grand Mithraic feast was celebrated before its closing.

 
Joachim Neumaier
Dear Collegue: May I consult You in order to a potsherd on which the word 'leonis' has been graved. It was found without archaeological context in the area of the civilian settlement nearby the fort of Walldürn on the Upper German Limes. I would like to put it into relationship with the 'leo' grade, although definitively this cannot be verified. Could You be so kind to tell me if there are similar graffii on potsherds anywhere in the Roman World. Thank You very much. Sincerely Yours Joachim Neumaier
 
November 2022
Syndexios

Atimetus

Imperial slave and an overseer of the Imperial estates who dedicated a Tauroctony to the Invincible god Sol.

 
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Tauroctonia del Cortile del Belvedere

White marble relief depicting Mithras slaying the bull, dedicated by Atimetus.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mitreo di Santa Prisca

The Mithraeum of Santa Prisca houses remarkable frescoes showing the initiates in procession.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mitreo di San Clemente

The Mithraeum under the Basilica of San Clemente made part of a notable Roman house.

 
This is a great Mithraeum and a obliged visit if you go to Roma. It is located below San Clemente Church in the center of the city. You are transported back two millennia walking down a few steps. Worth it!
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mitreo di Angera

The Mithraeum of Angera (or Wolf's Den as this cave is popularly called) is the only temple devoted to Mithras known to date in Lombardy.

 
November 2022
Syndexios novus

Gaius Valerius Iulianus

Gaius Valerius Iulianus was a lion who erected an altar to Cautopates in Statio, the present-day Angera, with his brother Marcus.

 
 
November 2022
Syndexios novus

Marcus Statius Niger

Marcus Statius Niger was a lion who erected an altar to Cautopates in Statio, the present-day Angera, with his brother Gaius.

 
 
November 2022
Monumentum novum

Inscription of two lions from Angera

This marble base found in Angera in 1868 bears the inscription of two people who reached the degree of Leo.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Tauroctony of the Loggia Scoperta

Currently in the Musei Vaticani, this Tauroctony includes Mithras's birth restored as Venus anaduomene.

 
November 2022
Syndexios novus

Valerius Marinus

Valerius Marinus dedicated an image in Ocriculum.

 
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Inscription on restauration of the Mitreo de Carsulae

Marble plaque with inscription of a sacerdos probatus to Sol and the god Invictus Mithras.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mitreo del Circo Massimo

The Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus was discovered in 1931 during work carried out to create a storage area for the scenes and costumes of the Opera House within the Museums of Rome building.

 
Good information
 
November 2022
Syndexios

Gaius Victorius Victorinus

Centurion of the Legio VII Gemina Antoniana Pia Felix who erected the only known mithraeum at Lucus Augusti to date.

 
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mithräum von Königsbrunn

The Mithraeum of Koenigsbrunn is the only one preserved in the ancient Roman province of Rhaetia, current Bavaria.

 
November 2022
Monumentum

Tauroctony of Santa Maria Capua Vetere

The main fresco of the Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere portrays Mithras slaughtering a white bull.

 
You might be interested in a digital reconstruction that I did of the 2nd c. AD tauroctony sculpture in the British Museum. I used this fresco in Capua as the guide for reconstructing the clothing patterns and colors on the sculpture. https://twitter.com/chapps/status/1482147025185480706
 
Thank you for sharing it and congratulations for your beautiful and interesting work. Sincerely, G.
 
November 2022
Comentum novum

Thank you for sharing it and congratulations for your beautiful and interesting work. Sincerely, G.

In Monumentum
 

Tauroctony of Santa Maria Capua Vetere

The main fresco of the Mithraeum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere portrays Mithras slaughtering a white bull.

 
 
November 2022
Monumentum

Mithras taurophorus of Ptuj

The sculpture of Mithras carrying the bull includes an inscription on its base.