Guided Tour - Mithras in the Great North Museum

Keeper of Archaeology Andrew Parkin gives a tour of the museum's Mithras displays

 

Dates

Friday 28 July

Friday 25 August

Visitor information

Times

12.30pm


Location

Hadrian's Wall gallery, ground floor. Meet at reception


Price

Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.

About

Andrew Parkin is Keeper of Archaeology at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

In support of the current spotlight display Mithras: Roman Religion from Thames to Tyne, Andrew gives this gallery tour exploring the museum's Mithraic artefacts.

These include altars found at Carrawburgh and a unique carving of Mithras emerging from the cosmic egg, found at Housesteads Roman Fort.

Andrew will also illuminate the story of three marble heads (depicting Minerva, Serapis and Mithras) which we currently have on loan from the Museum of London.