Our Members had the most wonderful Extraordinary Day excursion to the Mithraeum Museum in London. Loveday’s very own tour guide Owen, entertained us with stories on the way there, giving a historic overview of the London sites we passed along the way.
Members were blown away by the Mithraeum Museum, a captivating archaeological site that offers a glimpse into the ancient mysteries of Mithras, a deity worshipped in the Roman Empire. Located in Bloomberg Space in the heart of London, this underground museum features ruins originally discovered in the 1950s during post-war reconstruction. It has since been meticulously restored to provide visitors with an immersive experience of a Mithraic temple which would have existed nearly two millennia ago.
Upon descending into the museum, we were transported to the 3rd century AD, where we explored the subterranean temple dedicated to the god Mithras. The museum's layout recreates the original site's atmosphere with dim lighting, eerie soundscapes and haunting reconstructions of the temple's original stone fragments. The centrepiece is a beautifully preserved marble relief depicting the god Mithras slaying a sacred bull, a central image in Mithraic rituals.
Our Members were intrigued, interested and amazed by this rich step back into history and thoroughly enjoyed the Mithraeum Museum. Of course, no Extraordinary Day is complete without a gastronomic experience, so we strolled across the road to Millie’s Lounge at the Ned, where we enjoyed a delicious classic British lunch with all the fineries and trimmings. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
Published: 15th of October 2023 by Loveday & Co
Tagged: Extraordinary Days
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