The Mithraic Temple of S.Prisca

The church of Santa Prisca on the Aventine Hill is the titular church of  Aquila e Priscilla / Prisca is in the hands of the Augustinian Order since the XVI century and conserves a baptismal fons (a modified corinthian capital) in which the legend says, St. Peter had baptized Aquila, Priscilla and Prisca . The…

The Mithras Cult

The god Mithras was part of the polytheistic firmament in ancient Iran and India. Mentioned in the ancient Vedas (1400 p.e.v.) and later Zarathustra wrote down the dogma of his religion including Mithras  (ca.800-600 BCE) Mithras has always represented as covenant, friendship, loyalty to a contract, fidelity through a handshake, and all connected  gestures. During…

Die Kirche San Clemente – eine Reise mit der Zeitmaschine

Die Basilica di San Clemente (XII secolo) befindet sich zwischen dem Kolosseum und dem Lateran und ist ein kleines Juwel des Barock, Renaissance und Mittelalters. Neben einem fazsinierenden Mosaik des XIII Jh. in der Apsis und dem Kosmatenboden, enthält die Kirche Fresken von Masolino mit den Erzählungen des Hl. Domenikus und der Heigen Katherina aus…