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Monumentum

Altar of Kalkar

This altar found at ancient Burginatum is the northernmost in situ Mithraic find on the continent.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
10 Feb 2022
Updated on 30 Oct 2022
 
  • Frontal side of the Kalkar altar

    Frontal side of the Kalkar altar
    R. L. Gordon 

  • Right side of the Kalkar altar

    Right side of the Kalkar altar
    R. L. Gordon 

  • Left side of the Kalkar altar

    Left side of the Kalkar altar
    R. L. Gordon 

 

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[…] a modest monument from Germania Inferior found some fifteen years ago, but hitherto almost completely neglected in general discussion of the mysteries. What survives is the base for a bronze statue (aes) in the form of a votive altar, in the red sandstone of the North Eifel, a stray find ploughed up in 1983 near the site of the auxiliary castellum at Burginatium (Alt- Kalkar) near Kalkar in the Landkreis Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, in the Rhine valley just by the Dutch border. It thus enjoys the distinction of being the most northerly in situ Mithraic find on the Continent.