Incredible- an ancient worship center for the mysterious cult of Mithras boasts this remarkably preserved 2nd century frieze. Almost nothing is known about this religion that was once widespread across the Mediterranean. Discovered in 1931, you can now visit this amazing house of worship near the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy.
Relief de Mithra, Capitole, Rome, 100-200 ans av. J.C. - Louvre Lens
Mithraic Temple of Santa Prisca a small church on the Aventine Hill just above Circus Maximus. Inside the temple the pagan god Mithra was worshipped with blood sacrifices when the Persian cult swept the Roman Empire between the 1st and 4th centuries CE. Inside is a beautifully preserved wall sculpture of Mithra killing a sacred bull before the god Saturn sitting at his feet.
Tête du dieu Mithra provenant d'un bas-relief, IIIe-IVe s. de notre ère, Angers (Maine-et-Loire), 2010.
Mithra - Sol Invictus - unconquered Sun
Mithras, reconstructed. Main Limes Museums
Anne-Sophie Gilloen: sculpture
Altar dedicated to Emperor Gallienus health depicting pact between Sun and Mithra. Roman civilization.