This September marks sixty years since the discovery of the Roman Temple of Mithras. The 1954 excavation captivated public imagination, with an estimated 400,000 people flocking to visit the site over a two week period, queuing for hours along the streets of the City of London to glimpse the remains.  

To capture this historic event, whilst it is still in living memory, we are working with Bloomberg on an oral history project, collecting and celebrating the experiences of the people that went to marvel as the temple was exposed. Anyone who visited the site in 1954 is urged to contact us if they are interested in sharing their memories.

Did you visit the temple? Contact us!

If you are interested in taking part in the Temple of Mithras oral history project or have images or ephemera relating to the discovery then please contact us on

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