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This relief in Berlin’s Neues Museum is one of more than 700 showing the divine figure Mithras sacrificing a bull. Such a huge number indicates the popularity of Mithraic cult, which expanded across the entire Roman Empire—from Morocco to Scotland, Romania to Israel. This scene seems to have had special importance, since it appears in every known mithraeum, the rooms where rituals in honor of Mithras took place.... Follow Dr. Stephanie Pearson in her explanation of the historical background of this ancient piece of art.