Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum (Tiddis), Algeria

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Carole Raddato
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published on 10 February 2023
Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum (Tiddis), Algeria Download Full Size Image

The Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum in Numidia (modern Tiddis in Algeria) was a rock-cut sanctuary on the hillside dedicated to the god Mithras (dated 2nd-3rd century CE). At the entrance to the sanctuary, one of the pillars has a winged phallus carved in relief equipped with wings and legs.

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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. (2023, February 10). Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum (Tiddis), Algeria. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17001/mithraeum-of-castellum-tidditanorum-tiddis-algeria/

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Raddato, Carole. "Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum (Tiddis), Algeria." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 10, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17001/mithraeum-of-castellum-tidditanorum-tiddis-algeria/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Mithraeum of Castellum Tidditanorum (Tiddis), Algeria." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Feb 2023. Web. 15 Jul 2024.

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