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A detailed view of the "altar area" located at the eastern end of the Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima.

Note the altar and the remnants of benches.  A marble medallion depicting the slaying of the bull was found in the Mithraeum

There was/is a window in the vault allowed sunlight to fall on the worship center specifically at noon on 21 June—the time of the summer solstice!

Note also the remnant of plaster on the upper right (south) wall of the structure.