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Monumentum

Mithräum von Saarbrücken

The Mithraeum in Halberg hill, near Saarbrücken, is one of the oldest historical places in the area.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
2 Jun 2009
Updated on 24 Jan 2022
 
General view of the Mithraeum of Halberg

General view of the Mithraeum of Halberg
Carole Raddato

 

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A Mithraeum on the Western slope of the Halberg near Saarbrucken. The sanctuary, called in popular language 'Heidenkapelle' or 'Heidenkirche', lying on the terrain of Freiherr Braun von Stumm, was explored ' about 1920.'

The sandstone slope, which lies from North to South, has been artificially worked over a space of 43 mtrs and shows several deep holes and niches. At a distance of about 15 mtrs from the N. side, one enters via an entrance a hewn-out cave (Br. 6.50 D. 9.00), consisting of a central aisle (L. 6.00 Br. 3.25) with on either side the elevated benches (H. 0.40 Br. 1.