Invitation from Archaeology in Marlow
London Mithraeum: a new home for the Temple of Mithras
by Louise Fowler, Archaeologist and Post-Excavation Manager at MOLA
In 1954, the discovery of a well-preserved Roman temple dedicated to the god Mithras, on a London building site, provoked a national debate about whether it was right for archaeological remains to be sacrificed for development.
Following a public outcry, the site owners agreed to dismantle the remains of the temple and reconstruct them on a site nearby. Recently, rede- velopment by new owners Bloomberg provided an opportunity to return the temple to the site of its discovery, as part of an innovative new public dis- play.
Louise will talk about the MOLA’s (Museum of London Archaeology) work with Bloomberg and the team of exhibition designers, architects, engineers, stonema- sons and artists who have brought the site’s fascinating past to life.
Image: Reconstructed painted plaster walls dating to about 180 AD, Verulamium Museum, St Albans
8.00 p.m in the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow, SL7 1DD
AIM & MAS Members £3.00, non-members £4.50
Free parking at the adjacent car park after 7.00p.m.
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