Turkey: Ancient Cultures of Eastern Anatolia - paulsmit
'Mithras tunnel at Arsameia.'

	At Arsameia, the ruined capital of the Commagene kingdom in the first century BC, a tunnel descends 150m through the rock to an underground room which is thought to have been built for Mithras-worshipping rites. Commagene was a small independent kingdom squeezed between the Roman Empire and the Parthian (Persian) kingdom, east of modern Adiyaman. Photo Mick Palarczyk.