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Mitreo de la Tumba del Elefante

The Mithraeum of the Elephant tomb is located in Roman necropolis. In one of the burials the statue of an elephant was found.
27 May 2021
Updated on 15 Jan 2022
  • The sun gets directly inside during the equinoxes

    The sun gets directly inside during the equinoxes
    Universidad Pablo de Olavide 

  • General view of the Elephant Tomb

    General view of the Elephant Tomb
    Paco Jo DelCa 


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The so-called Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona (Seville, Spain) was not always used for burials. The original structure of the building and a window through which the sun shines directly in the equinoxes suggest that it was a temple of Mithraism. The position of Taurus and Scorpio during the equinoxes gives force to the theory.

The Carmona necropolis (Spain) is a collection of funeral structures from between the 1st century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. is powered by Enkidū