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Mithraeum of Qasr Ibn Wardan

About the foundation of the castle of Quasr-ibn-Wardan the Bedouins tell a legend from which Nöldeke concluded that there was a Mithraeum there, but this interpretation is very doubtful.
 
 
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Franz Cumont in Syria 1933, 382 n. 22 gives a note regarding the doubtful existence of a Mithraeum at Quasr-ibn-Wardân (Seriane?): 'A propos de la fondation du chateau de Quasr-ibn-Wardan les Bedouins racontent une legende de laquelle Nöldeke a conclu que c'était un fort du limes et qu'il s'y trouvait un Mithraeum (cf. Littmann, Ruinenstätten Syriens, 16), mais cette interpretation est très douteuse' (cf. Honigmann in PW s.v. Syria col. 1579; 1560).