The second in a series of weekly instalments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra‘, published in March 2017, looks at what we can learn about the community of Mithras worshippers in the Roman world through the objects that depict the god.
Continue reading “Mithras: whose god?”
Stefanie Lenk talks about her most recent research trip to Algeria in the company of nine fellow academics from Oxford and the British Museum, and discusses some the highlights of the trip for her own work on Late Antique baptisteries.
Continue reading “Algeria: Late Antique Secrets”
The first in a series of weekly instalments featuring insights from the authors of ‘Images of Mithra‘, published in March 2017, looks at perhaps the most well-known depiction of Mithras – the ‘tauroctony’ – and the peculiar direction of the god’s gaze.
Continue reading “The Importance of Mithras’ Stare: where to look?”