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Typology: Monuments


Address: Via di Santo Stefano Rotondo, 7
Zone: Rione Monti (Colosseo-S.Giovanni-S.Maria Maggiore) (Roma centro)


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During excavations carried out between 1973 and 1975, an edifice dedicated to the Persian deity Mithras was found under the Church of Santo Stefano Rotondo. This cultic centre was constructed in the second century AD and enlarged at the beginning of the following century. As well as paintings relating directly to the cult, there is also a fresco which represents the personification of the moon.

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Culture and leisure › Historic places of worship › Catholic Churches
Last checked: 2023-03-23 11:46