CIMRM 74 - The Mithraeum at Sidon.
See also: CIMRM 74 Mithraeum; 75 Tauroctony relief; 76 Tauroctony statuette; 77 Mithras carrying bull statuette; 78-9 lion-headed statuette; 80 Cautes statuette; 81 Cautopates statuette; 82 Cautes with axe statuette; 83 Cautes with axe statuette; 84-5 Hecate statuette; 86 Two Venus statuettes; 87 Vermaseren's research note;
See also: The Sidon Cippus (140-141 A.D.)
Note that the de Clercq collection is now in the Louvre. (RP)
Note that a new article has appeared, offering a proposed site under the court of the archbishop of Saida, and actually provides Durighello's plans.: J.-M. Saint-Jalm, "Vers la localisation du mithraeum de Sidon" TOPOI 18.1 (2013), 295-313.
The Mithraeum may have been under the present Greek Catholic Archbishopric, although what evidence there is for this is not stated.3
Summary of Colloquium "Mithra" held at the Maison de l'Orient Méditerranéen, Lyon, 18 November 2000. Topoi 11 (2001).4 Gordon dates the finds to 140/141 A.D. One paper is of specific interest:
5) F. Baratte (Univ. de Paris I, Sorbonne), 'Le mithraeum de Sidon'
A. Chalupa, Mithraism in Ancient Syria: Persian Cult on the Borders of the Roman Empire, in: Anodos, vol. 10, 2010, p.57-66. p.58:
A mithraeum was found at Sidon in the late 19th century. Unfortunatelly, archaeological reports are very incomplete and the original site has been built up so no new excavations arepossible. The mithraeum is dated on the basis of inscriptions on some of the its monuments, but because they might use two different versions of a local calendar, it can be placed either in the year 188 C.E. or 389/390 C.E.  The later dating is usually preferred , which is somewhatsurprising, because the majority of scholars see Mithraism on the brink of extinction by this time. Two pieces of statuary from the Sidon mithraeum are worth mentioning.Firstly, there is a beautifully cut marble relief with a tauroctony surrounded by the twelvesigns of the zodiac (Fig. 1). Two details are quite remarkable in this regard, since they attest the presence of astrological lore in this Mithraic community:
Examining De Ridder, p.54 we find that Edmond Durighello published his letter in the Bosphore Egyptien on 19 August 1887; and it was reprinted by S. Reinach in Rev. Archéol. 1888, I, p.91-93 (Chroniques d'Orient I, p.434-6). See Cumont, TMMM II, inscr. 6, p.92 and mon. 4, p.191. He does not discuss the Venus statues, except to say that the second one is of type "Cnidean". The Mithras and Hecate monuments are illustrated in plates XIX-XXVIII, in images that appear to be reproduced exactly in the CIMRM. (p.297 of the PDF).