On Wednesday 1st May, some Year 11 students visited the London Mithraeum underneath the Bloomberg building in Bank. The visit tied in with the Year 11 curriculum, in which students learn about Roman religion. The Temple of Mithras is the home of a mystery cult centred around the god Mithras, a Persian deity whose worship became popular in the Roman Empire between the 1st - 5th centuries AD.
The Temple of Mithras in Bank was excavated after the destruction of the area during the Blitz. Much is unknown about the cult of Mithras, but the trip revealed interesting details about the quirks of the cult in London.
Report by Ms Legg