Mitreo delle Terme del Mitra


Useful Information

Location: Ostia Antica.
Open: 25-OCT to FEB 8:30-16:30.
MAR 8:30-17:15.
APR to SEP 8:30-19.
OCT to 24-OCT 8:30-18:30.
[2020]
Fee: Adults EUR 12, European Students EUR 2, Children (0-18) free, Disabled free, Journalists free.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaMithras Grotto
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=15.37 m, W=4.55 m,
Guided tours:
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:
Address: Ostia Antica, Viale dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Roma. Ticket office: +39-06-56350215. E-mail:
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History


Description

The Mitreo delle Terme del Mitra is a mithraeum located under the Terme del Mitra in Ostia Antica, the ancient harbour of the city Rome. It could be reached through a staircase from the ground level. This is probably the biggest mithraeum which is known. The state of the walls is unfortunately very bad, the original wall paintings are mostly destroyed. The tauroctony is a huge sculpture, 1.7 m high, which is made of Greek marble. There is an inscription, which tells it was made by Kriton from Athens. It is dated to the 2nd century.