Installed 16 Sep 2011. Latest update 24 Mar 2016.
Changes or additions to text are in bold.
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 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.
Caesarea Maritima - Holy Land Photos
The Cosmic Mysteries of Mithras - David Ulansey
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