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Installed 16 Sep 2011. Latest update 05 Jul 2013.
Changes or additions to text are in bold.

The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima



Mithraeum location at Caesarea 
Maritima
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 meter).


A report about this mithraeum, by the author of this page, was submitted for ASOR peer
review in January 2013. It may even survive the review. Updates will be posted here.

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