An interesting review of the London Mithraeum – Well worth a read!
A review of the London Mithraeum, by MA student Klara Hegedus.
The London Mithraeum is a small museum built on the site of the excavation of a Temple of Mithras, at the heart of the City of London. It is a permanent exhibition, part of the Bloomberg European headquarters. The museum is free, but tickets are required as it is a small space.
The Temple attracted huge crowds when discovered by accident in 1952-4. There was great debate about whether the site should be retained or built over, but eventually a compromise with the would-be builders was reached and the remains were moved to a different place on the site. When Bloomberg bought the site in 2010, they moved the remains once more, back to their original site.
The wall of artefacts
The first, ground floor level area is an exhibition space. There is a wall of some of the…
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