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Mithras: Roman Religion from Thames to Tyne: Great North Museum



For the first time, the UK’s most significant collections of material relating to the Roman god Mithras are united in one place.

The Great North Museum: Hancock holds one of the most extensive collections of Mithraic material in the UK with items from at least three different temples on Hadrian's Wall. It also holds a unique carving depicting the birth of Mithras from the cosmic egg.

Additional loans from the Museum of London, including exquisite marble heads of Mithras, Serapis and Minerva, complete this rare and important display.

The synergy between the worship of Mithras in Londinium – the premier city of Roman Britain – and on Hadrian’s Wall is as important as it is compelling.

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1st July - 27th August 2017

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Highlights of the new museum include a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall. Major new displays showcasing the wonder and diversity of the natural world, spectacular objects from Ancient Greece and mummies from Ancient Egypt, as well as a plan...


0191 208 6765

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Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening Hours:

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm


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