Mithras exhibited. Perspectives of sensory museology in Mithraic contexts

Cercetări Arheologice 30.2, 2023, 737-762

Mithras exhibited. Perspectives of sensory museology in Mithraic contexts

Authors: Csaba Szabó Miruna Libiță-Partică Ioan Muntean


Roman Religion; Mithras; Sensory Museology; Public Archaeology; Archaeological Parks


The material evidence of the Roman cult of Mithras is one of the most visible and best-preserved heritage of Roman religion from the period of the 2nd- 4th century AD. There are several in situ and reconstructed mithraea in European archaeological parks and museums, where the memory of the cult and its worshippers are evoked. The paper examines some of the most well-known case studies of the Mithraic sanctuaries, focusing on in situ archaeological sites, reconstructed mithraea and museal spaces from Romania, where new, sensorial methods can be used.

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