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Regio II - Insula II - Mitreo presso Porta Romana (II,II,5)

The Mithraeum near Porta Romana was excavated in 1919. It was probably built in the third century. It was connected with Sacello II,II,4.

The shrine measures 14.96 x 5.82. The usual podia line the walls. In the south part are the foundations of an altar. In the north part of the corridor is a small, marble basin (0.50 x 0.50). Around the basin part of the marble decoration of the floor, walls, and podia has been preserved.

Plan of the Mitreo
Plan of the Mitreo. From Becatti 1954, fig. 9.


The mithraeum seen from the north. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

The eastern podium seen from the north-west. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.

[jthb - 2-Mar-2003]