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London Mithraem trip

CLSG students on trip to the London Mithraeum

Last Thursday, we went to the London Mithraeum. We were able to see a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavation in the area.

We learnt about the cult of Mithras, and early Roman-Britain history uncovered from the relics, such as the statue of Mithras slaying the bull, a myth which acted as the foundation for the cult itself. They created an amazing atmosphere with the visual show in the temple of sounds, music and lights. Surrounded by these, it felt like we were transported to 2000 years ago.

To finish off the trip, we went to the Roman amphitheatre in the Guildhall. This was a larger discovery, however it was less organised, which made us appreciate the excellent reconstruction in the Mithraeum.