CIMRM Supplement - Mithraeum. Angers, France
Archaeologists discovered the remains of a Mithraeum in Angers (ancient Juliomagus), northwestern France. First constructed in the 3rd century A.D., the temple is located inside a domus, or Roman house. The temple was probably destroyed in the 4th century, as evidenced by shattered statues and signs of burning. It contains remains of a relief depicting Mithras with torchbearers and of a worn head of the god, distinguished by his Phrygian cap. The offerings included about 200 coins. Other artifacts found include Nubian terracotta figurines, a brooch, and a deer-shaped pouring device with three holes in its throat, perhaps used in an unknown rite.
The following details are given by Jean Brodeur and Maxime Mortreau:
The leaflet produced by INRAP (below) contains the following information:
The press release states:
Coordinates: 47° 28' 25" N, 0° 33' 15" W / 47.4736° N, 0.5542° W.1