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Mithraeum of Qasr Ibn Wardan

According to F. Cumont, the Bedouins told a legend from which Nöldeke concluded that the castle of Quasr-ibn-Wardân was a fort with a mithraeum.
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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 château de Quasr-ibn-Wardân les Bedouins racontent une légende de laquelle Nöldeke a conclu que c’était un fort du limes et qu’il s’y trouvait un Mithréum (cf. Littmann, Ruinenstätten Syriens, 16), mais cette interpretation est très douteuse" (cf. Honigmann in PW s.v. Syria col. 1579; 1560).