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Olivier-Antoine Reÿnès

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Joined December 2020
 
 
 
January 2022
Monumentum

Aion of Hedderneheim

The lion-headed statue of Hedderneheim is a reconstruction from fragments of two different sculptures.

 
January 2022
Monumentum

Felsgeburt des Mithras

Mithras Petrogenitus, born from the rock, from the Mithraeum of Carnuntum III.

 
January 2022
Notitia nova

Mariemont unveils
(some of) the Mysteries of Mithras

The exhibition The Mystery of Mithras opens at the Mariemont Museum in Belgium, home of Franz Cumont, the father of studies on the solar god.

 
I would also heartily recommend the exhibition catalog - it's a fantastic work, combining essays from archaeologists, historians, curators, et al, about each piece in this show. Fantastic photographs, too.
 
Indeed, Stephen. The catalogue is highly recommendable for all audiences, academic, professional and the simply curious. By the way, some of its articles can be found on this very site thanks to the generous support of the publisher, the Musée Royal Mariemont.
 
I’d be grateful for some advice as I’m hoping to visit the exhibition in Frankfurt. Has anyone else on this site been there? I’ve looked on the museum’s website but cannot establish if I need to get tickets in advance. It’s a long journey from the UK if I discover I needed to book beforehand! Many thanks for any help. I agree with the comments about the catalogue. It’s outstanding! Ordered two copies from the Mariemont museum and they arrived quickly. Sukey
 
May 2021
Notitia nova

The Mithreaum of Lugo reveals the expansion of the Persian cult to the boundaries of Hispania

The museum that houses the temple of Mithras has become the most visited Roman space in the city since it opened.

 
Congratulations to the city hall of Lugo and all the team who participated in this unexpected discover that pushes forward the reach of Mithras' cult!
 
December 2020
Monumentum novum

Tauroctony of Zadar

The relief of Mithras killing the bull of Zadar includes a naked Sol in a quadriga.

 
December 2020
Monumentum novum

Aion of Hedderneheim

The lion-headed statue of Hedderneheim is a reconstruction from fragments of two different sculptures.

 
December 2020
Monumentum novum

Felsgeburt des Mithras

Mithras Petrogenitus, born from the rock, from the Mithraeum of Carnuntum III.

 
December 2020
Socius novus