From my diary

I’m still working on the Roman cult of Mithras site.  The what’s new page indicates roughly what I’ve been doing.  The list of artefacts – monuments and inscriptions -(with photographs) is growing ever longer.  The various scripts that I use to manage the site are getting more stable, and adding extra tweaks is getting easier too.

The collection of Mithraic materials by Vermaseren is now more than 50 years old.  That means that there is quite a lot of material that has been uncovered which is not in that collection.  I tend to come across this, when I see some striking image, look for it in the CIMRM, and find … nothing.

So I need some means to handle non-CIMRM artefacts.  At the moment I’ve just got a few at the bottom of the page of all artefacts.  Today I adapted the wizard slightly to give these some kind of structured name.

Really we need to assign numbers to the items; a sort of CIMRM supplement.  To do this, tho, I would need to have a list of items found since 1956.  Doubtless such a list could be compiled from publications … but how?

4 Responses to “From my diary”


  1. Christopher Ecclestone

    Did you see this reference?

    http://www.mithraeum.eu/monumenta/mithraeum_at_sidon

    Gives a bit of an audit trail on how the piece got to the Louvre

  2. Christopher Ecclestone
  3. IG

    No doubt you know of this site http://www.uhu.es/ejms/

  4. Roger Pearse

    @Christopher: yes, thank you: I found that material in Persee only last night. See CIMRM 74 – the Mithraeum at Sidon.

    @IG: Thanks!