Mithraism was a mystery religion which became popular among the military in the Roman Empire, from the 1st to 4th centuries AD. It is best attested in the cities of Rome and Ostia and in the Roman provinces of Mauretania, Britain, and in the provinces along the Rhine and Danube frontier.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Fertö/Neusiedlersee Fertorakos Mithraeum
Frontiers of the Roman Empire Rudchester Mithraeum at Hadrian's Wall
Nisa Nisa Was called "Mithradatkert". Among its kings were Mithradates I and II (= "Given by Mithra"). Mithraic mausoleums and shrines have been uncovered
Rome Under Santo Stefano Rotondo and Basilica di San Clemente
Sulaiman-Too "There is material to suggest that the earliest cult of Sulaiman-Too could be Mithraism. Mithra, one of the most ancient Indo-Arian gods, was later included in the Zoroastrian pantheon." (AB evaluation)


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