Mitreo
SANTA MARIA CAPUA VETERE
Vico  MitreoIT

An underground room dedicated to the cult of the Persian god Mithra.


Transport. How to reach the site

Trenitalia train, S. Maria Capua Vetere station stop, 15 min. on foot from the station

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    trenitalia

    Linea: Napoli - Santa Maria Capua Vetere - Santa Maria Capua Vetere

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On the long sides of the Mithraeum, which is accessed through a small door, the benches reserved for believers can be seen: they are made of masonry with the top inclined towards the wall, and are fitted with small basins and wells. The channel served to collect the blood of sacrificed animals and drain it into a well. Fixed to the south wall there is a marble relief, edged in red, representing Cupid and Psyche.

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