Philippe Chapon, head of excavation, in the centre (in blue), in the interior of the nave. From: Corse-Matin
. Photo by Xavier Grimaldi.
Overview of excavations around the church of La Canonica.
Aerial view of the site. By Denis Gliksman - Inrap
Fragments of the tauroctony. By Denis Gliksman - Inrap
Bronze bell. By Denis Gliksman - Inrap
In February 2017 a new Mithraeum was discovered during excavations for a new road at the Roman site of Mariana, at Lucciana in Corsica, near the church of La Canonica. The remains of a tauroctony were found in three pieces in the cult chamber, which had the two benches as usual on either side. The oil lamps found give a date of the 3rd century AD. The site was destroyed and burned in the 4th or 5th century, and became a rubbish dump.
From the article in Corse-Matin:
From the IBTimes report:
It is intended to create a Roman museum at Mariana, and the discovery may cause the road to be diverted.