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Installed 16 Sep 2011. Latest update 07 Oct 2016.
Changes or additions to text are in bold.

The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima

Mithraeum location at Caesarea 
Area CV Block Plan of Excavation Units 1991-1992. (The Mithraeum is represented by the longer black rectangle.)
Google Earth KMZ overlay courtesy of Bill Isenberger

mithraeum at caesarea
This drawing is based on descriptions in: Bull, R. J. (1975) The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima.
Acta Iranica, 4: 75-89, Blakely, J. A. (1987) The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima,
Excavation Reports, Volume IV, The Pottery and Dating of Vault 1: Horreum, Mithraeum and
Later Uses
, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York, USA and Queenston, Ontario, Canada,
and on photographic analysis of the vault interior (the splay area) conducted in 2011-2012.
The height of the roman in toga is 5.2 feet (1.58 meters).

A report about the ceiling splay in this mithraeum, by the author
of this page, was submitted for peer review in January 2013.

In October 2016, a Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima volume, edited by Jane DeRose Evans, which includes
the ceiling splay report, along with reports by Alexander Ratzlaff and Andrew Bobeck, was sent to the typesetters.
Parts of the volume should be on display at the November 16-19, 2016 meeting of The American Schools of
Oriental Research (ASOR) to be held at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

Related Sites

Temple of Midras at Caesarea Israel by Alan Heath.
Caesarea Maritima - Holy Land Photos
The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras - David Ulansey

Contact: Bob Fritzius at: fritzius@bellsouth.net