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Actualities: new Mithraic sanctuaries

June 29, 2013

Lugo mithraeum

After the publication of Vermaseren’s monumental corpus, many sanctuaries were discovered systematically, changing not only the theoretical and religious studies of Mithraism, but highlighted the importance of the small finds and interaction of the cult within the urban context.

The latest sanctuaries discovered are:

Martigny mithraeum, Switzerland – 1993

Orbe Boscéaz, Suisse – 1996

Cakovec, Croatia – 1997 (two Mithraic altars)

Lugo mithraeum (Lucus Augusti), Spain in 2003

Tienen mithraeum, Belgium – 1998

Doliche spelaeum , Turkey – 1998

Bornheim Sechtem, Germany – 1999

Caesarea Maritima mithraeum – recently finished reports for publication

Güglingen mithraeum, Germany – 2002

Héviz mithraeum, Hungary – 2003

Hawarte mithraeum, Syria – from 1998

Els Munts mithraeum, Spain -2004

Santo  Stefano ai Lupi – Italy – 2004 (not sure if it is a mithraeum)

Apulum mithraeum, Romania – 2003 (2013) – not yet specified the functionality of the building

Apulum mithraeum, Romania – 2008 (2013)

Szombathely, Savaria mithraeum, Hungary – 2008

Inveresk  mithraeum, Scotland (UK) – 2010

Angers mithraeum, France – 2010

London mithraeum (new excavations) – UK, 2013

Carmona mithraeum, Spain – 2013 (uncertain if it is a Mithraic sanctuary!)

Kempraten mithraeum, Schwitzerland – 2015

New excavations and interpretations of the Mitreo di Circo Massimo

Mariana, Corsica – 2017

Zerzevan, Turkey – 2017


Our list was used also by Rober Pearse, but obviously we used also his amazing posts on the latest news.


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  1. A very useful list – thank you.

  2. Paolo permalink

    Sono un ricercatore indipendente e il vostro sito è veramente eccellente per quanto riguarda in particolare le nuove scoperte su Mithra e i mitrei. Grazie per il lavoro svolto.

  3. This ancient archaeology is interesting, especially if, and when connected to Zoroastrian architecture. I notice that no one from Iran has published anything yet, even though some of the oldest preRoman Anahita Temples are found in Persia. Comments?

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