Rebuilding the Temple of Mithras

In 1954, there was much debate over what to do with the recently discovered remains of a Temple of Mithras. Unable to reach a conclusion, the ruins were packed up and have led a nomadic existance ever since. Now the ruins are being returned to their original site, underneath a London office block.

Sophie Jackson, archaeologist at the Museum of Archaeology London, and a team of stone masons, will be tasked with the rebuild of the temple as well as re-educating the public about the religion of Mithras. Of use will be photos taken during the one week in 1954 when the site was open to public viewing.