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Monumentum

Mithräum von Dieburg

There are references to two places of worship from Dieburg, whereby the Mithraeum, discovered in 1926.
  • Plan of the Mithraeum of Dieburg

    Plan of the Mithraeum of Dieburg
    Tertullian.org 

  • Back side of the relief of Dieburg.

    Back side of the relief of Dieburg.
    Pierre-Selim Huard 

  • Front side of the relief of Dieburg.

    Front side of the relief of Dieburg.
    Pierre-Selim Huard 

  • Back side of the relief of Dieburg.

    Back side of the relief of Dieburg.
    CIMRM 

  • Front side of the relief of Dieburg.

    Front side of the relief of Dieburg.
    CIMRM 

  • Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone

    Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone
    Following Hadrian 

  • Incense vessel from Dieburg

    Incense vessel from Dieburg
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

  • Mother and child sculpture of Dieburg

    Mother and child sculpture of Dieburg
    CIMRM 

 
 
The New Mithraeum
31 Dec 2020
Updated on Dec 2023
 

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A Mithraeum found at Dieburg at the corner of the Minnefelderseestrasze (Fr. Eberstrasze) and the Forsthausstrasze in the N-E part of the town in 1926.

Behn in Gnomon II 1926 685ff; NDV II 1926 81ff; FuF 11 1926 193ff; Angelos II 1927 163ff; die Umsshau 31 1929 272ff; M. Dieburg; cf. Lehner in BJ 133 1928 248ff; Cumont in JS 1927 122ff; JRS XVII 1927 233f; Nock in Gnomon 6 1930 30ff; Deubner in ARW XXXIII 1936 124; Esp. Rec. Germ. 163ff; Koepp Germ. Rom. 58ff. See fig. 322. (from Behn).

The Mithraeum is built of trachyte from Eppertshausen near Dieburg. The sanctuary in East-West

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Two-sided relief of Dieburg

The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.

Mithras with the bow

A statue of Mithras with a bow was found on the pit of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.

Incensiary vessel of Dieburg

The vessel to burn incense from the Mithraeum of Dieburg is similar to those found in other Roman cities of Germany.

Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.

 

Statue of a mother goddess with child

This unusual statue in Mithraic iconography of a mother nursing a child was found in the vestibule of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.