Mithraeum from Nida

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Irina-Maria Manea
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published on 21 December 2022

Tauroctony from the Mithraeum III of Nida (modern-day Frankfurt-Heddernheim, Germany).

The relief of Mithras slaying the bull from Nida's Mithraeum III was found in two pieces in 1887, destroyed during an air raid on Frankfurt in 1944, and restored in 1986. Depicted as a bull-slayer, Mithras was a god of Persian origins whose cult was immensely popular in the Roman Empire during the 1st-3rd century CE.

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Irina-Maria Manea
A curious and open mind, fascinated by the past. Historian with a keen interest in Norse myth and the Viking Age, as well as history teacher and language instructor. Originally from Bucharest, Romania, now residing in Hesse, Germany.

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