Mithraeum House, Augusta Emerita

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Carole Raddato
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published on 24 April 2021
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This building was found fortuitously in the early 1960s and takes its name from the discovery in its vicinity of some statues that must have come from a Mithraeum (a temple built to honour the god Mithras). The whole house was built around three collonaded courts with an interior garden and a central pool. The frescoes indicate a 1st century CE origin for the house.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2021, April 24). Mithraeum House, Augusta Emerita. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13891/mithraeum-house-augusta-emerita/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mithraeum House, Augusta Emerita." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 24, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13891/mithraeum-house-augusta-emerita/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Mithraeum House, Augusta Emerita." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Apr 2021. Web. 25 Sep 2021.