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CaptionPTUJ MITHRAS TEMPLE MUSEUM HISTORY: In 1899 and 1914 the sites of Mithras Shrine I in Spodnja Hajdina and Mithras Shrine III in Zgornji Breg respectively were arranged for presentation. By 1987 archaeologists had discovered evidence of five Mithras Shrines; however Mithras Shrines I and III are still the favourites with visitors. In 1926 the municipality converted the former Dominican monastery to hold the museum's collections. In 1945 the castle complex with well-preserved antique furnishings of the last owners - the Herbersteins was added to the museum experience. _____________________ SHRINE 1 _______ The temple can be experienced as it was 1800 years ago with its various walls and chambers. The central temple area contains 12 votive stones depicting myths connected with the degrees of initiation. At the entrance to the central room stand two sacrificial altars dedicated to Cautes and Cautopates the deities of the East and West. The central lowered area has several sacrificial altars and on one of them is a full-size sculpture representing the birth of Mithras. A youth's torso with a dagger in the left hand and a torch in the right rises from a rock mass with a snake coiled around it symbolising earth. The principal section of the temple is the pillared altar with a sculpture of a bull-slayer dedicated to the transition transitu. The statue of Mithras in Persian dress and drawing a bull to be sacrificed is the highlight of the collection
HeadlineMithras Shrines in Ptuj: [SLOVENSKO ENGLISH DEUTCH]
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