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SIR,—A Mithraic temple has great interest for students of Christian antiquity, because Mithraism in some of its rites and sacraments bore an outward resemblance to Christianity, and may even have been influenced by it. Perhaps the London remains bring us nearer than is generally realised to the atmosphere of the Church in the Roman Empire.—Yours faithfully, -

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