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King of the Greco-Iranian Kingdom of Commenage
Mithraeum of Dura Europos
The most emblematic of the Syrian Mithraea was discovered in 1933 by a team led by the Russian historian Mikhaïl Rostovtzeff.
Taurcotony sculpture from Sidon
The Mithras killing the bull sculpture from Sidon, currently Libya.
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος τῶν τελετῶν τοῦ θεοῦ εὐχαριστῶν αφιερωσάτω τῷ φ̕ ἔτει.
Cautes with an axe
The Cautes of Sidon who wields an axe also wears a piece of cloth on his left arm.
Lion-headed Aion from Sidon
Edmon Durighello, a journalist, discovered this Aion marble in 1887.
CIMRM 78, 79
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, ἀνεϑέμην τῷ φ̕ ἔτι.
Hekate of Sidon
The Hekataion of Sidon shows a triple Hekate surrounded by three dancing nymphs.
CIMRM 84, 85
Φλ. Γερόντιος, πατὴρ νόμιμος, εὐχαριστῶν τὴν θέον ἀφιερωσάτω φʹ ἔτι.
Bronze Venus of Sidon
There are two Venus from the Mithraeum of Sidon, one in bronze and the other in Parian marble.
Mithraeum of Sidon
The Mithraeum of Sidon escaped destruction because the followers of Mithras walled off the entrance to the underground sanctuary.
Mount Nemrut or Nemrud is one of the highest peaks in the eastern Taurus Mountains, southeastern Turkey. On its summit large statues stand around what is supposed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.