Monumentum

Mithraeum I of Ptuj

The Mithraeum I of Ptuj contains the foundation, altars, reliefs and cult imagery found in it.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
25 Apr 2010
Updated on 12 Nov 2022
 
  • Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view

    Mithraeum I of Ptuj, general view
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  • Vista interior del Mithraeum I, Ptuj

    Vista interior del Mithraeum I, Ptuj
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  • Plan of Mithraeum I of Ptuj

    Plan of Mithraeum I of Ptuj
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  • Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj

    Petrogenia del Mithraeum I, Ptuj
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  • Petrogenesis and two aras devoted to Mithras.

    Petrogenesis and two aras devoted to Mithras. 

  • Front view

    Front view
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  • Mithras carrying the bull of Ptuj

    Mithras carrying the bull of Ptuj
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  • Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

    Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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  • Altar from Ptuj (left side)

    Altar from Ptuj (left side)
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In Ptuj, in Spodnja Hajdina (formerly Pettau, Unter Haidin) on the right bank of the Drave (Drau) Mithraeum I was discovered by W. Gurlitt in 1898-1899.

I am greatly obliged to the Director of the Archaeological Museum in Ptuj, Mr. Dr Fr. Gumilar and to the Keeper Miss Bernardina Perc for the great hospitality they offered me. They gave me an opportunity to study all the Mithraic monuments and to take photographs of them. In this way I have been enabled to publish many hitherto unknown monuments as well.

The entrance to the sanctuary is situated on the east side.
 
 

Related monuments

Mithras rock-born from Ptuj

The sculpture includes a serpent climbing the rock from which Mithras is born.

Consecration for Jupiter and Hercules

This marble relief was found in a Mithraeum in Ptuj.

Mithras taurophorus of Ptuj

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

Altar with inscription and symbolic figures from Ptuj

This altar from Ptuj, present-day Poetovio, is decorated with various Mithraic animals such as a tortoise, a cock and a crow and other objects.

 

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