The Mithraic Mysteries, also known as Mithraism, were a mystery cult in the Roman world where followers worshipped the Indo-Iranian...
Mithras Sacrificing a Bull
A Roman marble relief depicting Mithras sacrificing a bull. From the Esquiline, Rome, date unknown. (Vatican Museums...
Religion in the Ancient World
Religion (from the Latin Religio, meaning 'restraint,' or Relegere, according to Cicero, meaning 'to repeat...
Roman Cinerary Altar for Cornelia
Cinerary Altar for Cornelia Cleopatra, found by the Via Appia, Rome. 100-150 CE, marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptoteket (Copenhagen...
Roman Curse Tablets
Mr Stephen Clews, Manager of the Roman Baths at Bath, speaks about the Roman curse tablets found at that site...
Roman Funerary Urn
A marble funerary urn decorated with scenes depicting the intiation of Hercules into the Eleusian Mysteries. In the scene...
Roman Funerary Urns
Roman glass funerary urns. 1st-2nd century CE, Tarraco. (Archaeological Museum, Tarragona, Spain)
Roman goddess Flora
Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers, vegetation and fertility. Spring was her season and her temple stood near the Circus...
Roman Household Spirits: Manes, Panes and Lares
Earth spirits in ancient Rome, as well as the spirits of those who had died, watched over the every day lives of the Romans...
Roman Lead Funerary Box
This lead container was used to store a glass funerary urn containing the ashes of the deceased. 1st-2nd century CE, Empuries...