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Sdot Yam in Hadera, Haifa District, Israel
 

Mithraeum

Shrine of the Persian God Mithras

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, December 3, 2019
1. Mithraeum Marker
Inscription.  

In the early 2nd c. A.D., one vault was converted into a "Mithraeum". The contrast between the dark vault and the shaft of sunlight reaching directly the altar from the opening in the ceiling, played a role in the cult of Mithras, known as the "Unconquered Sun".

מִיתרָאֶוּם (מקדש האל הפרסי מיתרה)
בראשית המאה ה-2 לסהיין הוכשר אחד הקמרונות לשמש "מִיתרָיאֱום". לניגוד בין החושך השורר באולם לבין קרן השמש, המגיעה
Mithraeum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 3, 2019
2. Mithraeum Marker
ישירות אל המזבח דרך הפתח שנפרץ בתקרה, נועד תפקיד עיקרי בפולחן האל מיתרה, המכונה "השמש הבלתי מנוצחת".
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 30.182′ N, 34° 53.514′ E. Marker is in Sdot Yam, Haifa District, in Hadera. Marker can be reached from Israel National Trail, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located within the Caesarea National Park. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roman Bathhouse (a few steps from this marker); The Caesarea Nymphaeum (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Heart of Caesarea (about 120 meters away); Caesarea / קיסריה (about 120 meters away); The Harbor "Sebastos" (about 120 meters away); Caesarea in the Middle Ages / Crusader Fortifications
Mithraeum image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 3, 2019
3. Mithraeum
(about 180 meters away); Corinthian Capitals (about 180 meters away); Caesarea: City, Harbor (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sdot Yam.
 
Also see . . .
1. Caesarea Maritima. (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The Roman Cult of Mithras. (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Mithraeum image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, December 3, 2019
4. Mithraeum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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