Wednesday, July 06, 2011

The Mithraeum: The Temple of Mithras

Temples of Mithras, known as mithraea, were places of secrets, mystery and salvation. What does archaeology and ancient literature reveal about them?

At the centre of Mithraic cult activities in all areas across the Roman empire was the mithraeum, taking the form of a subterranean cavern constructed without natural light, or an artificial cavern built thus underground, or an otherwise overground building still hiding natural light, creating a cave-like environment.

By Kein Stoba

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