Monumentum

Mithraeum of Caesarea Maritima

This shrine developed towards the end of 2nd century and remained active until beginning 4th.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
20 May 2007
Updated on 21 Jan 2022
 
  • Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior

    Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior
    Following Hadrian 

  • Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior

    Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior
    Following Hadrian 

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  • Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior

    Caesarea Martimia Mithraeum, interior
    Following Hadrian 

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At present this is the only Mithraeum known in Roman province of Syria Palestina. [...] It is difficult to assign an exact date to the founding of the Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum. No dedicatory plaques have been discovered that might aid in the dating. The lamps found with the taurectone medallion are from the end of the first century to the late third century A.D. Other pottery and coins from the vault are also from this era. Therefore it is speculated that this Mithraeum developed toward the end of the first century and remained active until the late third century.
 
 

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Caesarea Maritima's Medallion

The small medallion depicts three scenes from the life of Mithras, including the Tauroctony. It may come from the Danube area.

 

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