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Typology: Monuments


Address: Via di Santa Prisca, 8
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)


Opening times

Temporarily closed


Admission by guided or accompanied tour only
Maximum 20 people per visit.
Access not allowed for the physically disabled.
Difficult access for people with walking difficulties due to a flight of stairs leading up to the Mithraeum.


Group booking: €40.00
Guided Visit: €5.50
Single booking: €2.00


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In 1934 the Augustinian Fathers accidentally discovered a Mithreum, a place of cult consecrated to the God Mithra, under the Church of Santa Prisca. The Mithreum was built using the walls of a house dating back to the first century A.D. and of a building of the second century with two naves on which the church was built later. There is a niche in the rear wall bearing an inscription in the vault that proves the Mithreum was already in use in the year 202 A.D.. The statue of the cult representing Mithra killing a bull and a Saturn lying down built with fragments of amphorae covered with stucco are placed in the niche. The Mithreum was destroyed violently around 400 A.D., probably by the Christians before the Church of Santa Prisca was built.
Not accessible to disabled people.

See also

Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Last checked: 2021-08-26 14:39