Monumentum

Altar of Inveresk with a griffin

This second altar discovered to date near Inveresk includes several elements unusual in Mithraic worship.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
29 Jan 2022
 
Inveresk altar with griffin.

Inveresk altar with griffin.
AOC Archaeology Group

 

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Local sandstone altar found in 2010 in what must have been a wooden Mithraeum built in the middle of a field, not far from the fort of Inveresk, near the Antonine Wall.

It was carefully laid face down next to another altar of the same construction dedicated to Sol.
 
 

Related monuments

Mithraeum of Inveresk

The Mithraeum of Inveresk, south of Musselburgh, East Lothian, is the first found in Scotland, and the earliest securely dated example from Britain.

Altar with openwork of Inveresk

The altar of Sol from Inveresk, Scotland, was pierced, probably to illuminate part of the temple with a particular effect.

 

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