Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Mithraeum at Caesarea

ATLAS OBSCURA: Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum. An ancient underground cultic temple where sunlight penetrates on the summer solstice.
In the 1970s, an underground vaulted room near the port was discovered by a team of archaeologists—one of several similar structures that were probably originally built as warehouses. This one, however, was special: During the end of the first century or beginning of the second century CE, it was converted into the temple of the god Mithras.
As usual with Atlas Obscura, there are some nice photos for the essay.

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