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Mitreo di San Clemente, Rome

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  • Christianity has a lot in common with pagan cults such as the Mitras cult, as you can hear during a guided tour: the lower church & the room under the church of San Clemente and the ancient rooms & catacombs are free only for the disabled, for adults 10 €. 3 toilets are in the inner courtyard, for the disabled toilet the euro key is of no use, at the checkout you can get the key, which is then taken away directly. Photos are forbidden. But in the shop there are nice cards.
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  • The cult of Mithras developed in Rome from the Near East since 1300 to c: was an alternative to the traditional religion, and here is hidden well below the apses of the Christian basilica of San Clemente. You access three rooms: one with the barrel vault with stucco and a wall fresco, the second room was a vestibule adorned with stucco, the last environment the mithraeum itself has a low time with eleven holes rituals to represent symbols astrological, adorned by stone benches. At the center of this room, seeing the ara with Mithras in the Act of sacrificing the bull, the statue of Alexander the great as the Sun God, which replicates the Greek original by Lysippos.
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  • The archaeological excavations under the church of San Clemente include the former basilica, the Mithraeum, and a Roman house with a water spring. At the entrance there were two employees, but only on...  more »
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