ON THE ORIGIN OF ROMAN MITHREUMS
In the Hellenistic period and later with the worship of Mithra are closely related the underground or semi-underground sanctuaries which are called mithraeums. As it was generally accepted in special studies, these mithraeums were found only to the west of the Euphrates, not earlier than the III century BC. Through the study of archaeological, ethnographic, written and other sources the author comes to a preliminary conclusion that the western mithraeums were influenced by the Armenian popular house architecture.
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