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Frescoes from the tomb of Aelius Magnus and Aelia Arisuth in Oea

The Mithraic nature of the frescoes of Oea, according to the scholars Cumont and Vermaseren, is now questioned.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
6 Dec 2022
Updated on 16 Dec 2022
 
  • Tomb-niche of Aelia Arisuth.

    Tomb-niche of Aelia Arisuth.
    UNESCO 

  • Torch bearer from the tomb of Aelia Arisuth.

    Torch bearer from the tomb of Aelia Arisuth.
    Art.com 

 

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Two sepulchral vaults hewn out in the rock side by side at Guigariche, 7 k.m. west of Tripoli.

In one of the walls there is a niche in which the tomb. The niche is completely painted over as well as the adjoining walls. On its back-wall a dead person is represented. Dressed in an expensive tunic, he lies down amongst flowers and trees. On the sidewalls of the niche, on either side, a painted naked genius, putting their hands up to their faces in mourning. On the front-side of the tomb a scene, of which only a standing person with outstretched arm has been preserved.