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WHA_38JN

Marble statue group of Mithras slaying a bull. Roman 2nd century AD. Said to have been found in the emperor Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Italy. The cult of Mithras was on of many mystery religions adopted by the Romans as they conquered the diverse peoples of their great empire. The god wears Persian clothing, reflecting his eastern origins.

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Marble statue group of Mithras slaying a bull. Roman 2nd century AD. Said to have been found in the emperor Hadrian's Villa, Tivoli, Italy. The cult of Mithras was on of many mystery religions adopted by the Romans as they conquered the diverse peoples of their great empire. The god wears Persian clothing, reflecting his eastern origins.