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Typology: Monuments

Address

Address: Via di Santa Prisca, 13
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: 0039 06 39967700 (lun-ven 9.00-18.00; sab ore 9.00-14.00) - 06 39967450 (gruppi)

Opening times

The site is opened on 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
Entrance only with guided tour.

Didactic tours
Individuals
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
        - timetable: 10.00am 
        - languages: italian
        - persons: max 20 (access limited to 7 people every thirty minutes)
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: visit € 5.50
        - reservation: required

Groups
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
        - timetable: 11AM and 12PM
        - languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
        - persons: max 20 (access limited to 7 people at a time)
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: visit € 130.00
        - reservation: required

ACCOMPANIST
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
        - timetable: 11AM and 12PM
        - persons: max 20 (access limited to 7 every thirty minutes)
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: visit € 40.00
        - reservation: required

Schools
GUIDED TOURS FOR SCHOOLS
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
        - timetable: 11AM and 12PM
        - languages: english, italian, french, german, spanish
        - persons: max 20 (access limited to 7 people at a time)
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: visit € 130.00
        - reservation: required

        ACCOMPANIST
        2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
        - timetable: 11AM and 12PM
        - persons: max 20 (access limited to 7 every thirty minutes)
        - duration: 1 hour
        - price: visit € 40.00
        - reservation: required

 

Information

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

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Description

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.

See also

Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Last checked: 2014-01-17 11:23