The City of London is rich with history, particularly Roman relics. A perfect example is this temple dedicated to the god Mithras, who inspired a mysterious cult that extended across the Roman empire from North Africa northwards to Britain and east towards Syria. The temple was discovered in 1954, when archaeologists uncovered a marble statue of the head of Mithras, along with hundreds of fragments of ancient Roman writing tablets. It's now situated below ground level, in a dimly lit room with the sound of footsteps and whispering that aim to transport visitors to a typical temple visit circa AD 240. And if you're wondering about the current moniker, it's because it's also the site of Bloomberg's European headquarters.
Worship at the Roman temple of Mithras
Head back to AD 240
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