Altars of Sol and Luna from Mundelsheim

The altars of the gods of the Sun and Moon found in the Mithraeum of Mundelsheim wear openwork segments that could be lighten from behind.
12 Jan 2022
Updated on 13 Jan 2022
  • Sol altar from Mundelsheim

    Sol altar from Mundelsheim
    Nina Willburger 

  • Luna altar from Mundelsheim

    Luna altar from Mundelsheim
    Nina Willburger 


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In 1989, a Mithraeum with three rooms came to light in Mundelsheim in Baden-Württemberg, to the south-west of the property of a Roman villa rustica discovered in 1925. The building, the outer dimensions of which are 17.6 x 7.2 m, was in use from the first half of the 2nd century C.E. to the beginning of the 3rd. Two rooms, very likely having served as the antechamber and kitchen, precede a spelaeum, the central aisle of which leads up to a socle that was intended to receive a tauroctonic relief.

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Mithräum von Mundelsheim

The two altars found in the Mithraeum of Mundelsheim, one of Sol and the other of Luna, are exposed in situ. is powered by Enkidū