Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

January 13, 2018

(CNN)In central London, seven meters underground, lies an ancient Roman temple to a mysterious god called Mithras. A light display in the recess of the temple depicts the cult statue of Mithras slaying a bull, an image that was the central icon of the cult. It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth,…