Mithraeum of Circus Maximus - Underground Rome

Mithraeum of Circus Maximus - Underground Rome
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$117.65
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

A large structure of the second century was discovered in good state of conservation and with a special and accurate decoration in marble.
This structure changed several times and turned into a Mithraeum during the third century. The Mythraeum is a place used during the rituals of the mystery god Mithra.

During ancient times, the current entrance was the secondary one, while the main one was in correspondence of Circus Maximus. The first room on the right was intended to be an apparitorium, a sort of sacristy, while the second room appears to be a typical element of the Mithraeum: the pulpit, made of masonry, where the initiates sat during the functions and the ceremony of the sacred banquet. This sort of counter reappears in the last and most important compartment, the sacred place itself, the spelaeum, the cave in which the meeting with the god happened, through various degrees of purification.

  • This is an exclusive visit, so the site will open only for you.
  • This tour includes a private guide at disposition and entrance tickets with reservation.
  • The meeting point with your guide will be at the entrance of the site.
  • Your guide will wait for you with personalized signboard. 
Your private guide will show you all the site, in which you will see an arch, on the back wall, in which there is a semicircular kiosk that maybe contained the small statue of Mithras. The guide will tell you the story of the myth through the inscriptions and images you will see in the Mithraeum.

You will discover this and more other things during this tour!      

A large structure of the second century was discovered in good state of conservation and with a special and accurate decoration in marble.
This structure changed several times and turned into a Mithraeum during the third century. The Mythraeum is a place used during the rituals of the mystery god Mithra.

During ancient times, the current entrance was the secondary one, while the main one was in correspondence of Circus Maximus. The first room on the right was intended to be an apparitorium, a sort of sacristy, while the second room appears to be a typical element of the Mithraeum: the pulpit, made of masonry, where the initiates sat during the functions and the ceremony of the sacred banquet. This sort of counter reappears in the last and most important compartment, the sacred place itself, the spelaeum, the cave in which the meeting with the god happened, through various degrees of purification.