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Mithräum von Groß-Gerau

In the Mithraeum of Gross Gerau, discovered in 1989, a statue of Mercury, a lion and an altar were found.
  • Mercury of Groß-Gerau

    Mercury of Groß-Gerau
    CIL_XIII-Projekt Trier 

  • Mercury of Groß-Gerau, lateral.

    Mercury of Groß-Gerau, lateral.
    CIL_XIII-Projekt Trier 

  • Mercury of Groß-Gerau, inscription.

    Mercury of Groß-Gerau, inscription.
    CIL_XIII-Projekt Trier 

The New Mithraeum
20 Sep 2023

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The Roman settlement of Groß-Gerau was an important junction on the long-distance route from Mainz, the capital of Upper Germany, to Passau and from Nierstein to the Odenwald. A votive stone for the gods of the road, found in the district of Auf Esch, points to this road.

Around the year 70, shortly after the beginning of the reign of Emperor Titus Flavius Vaspasian, the first sod was turned for a new fort. At first it was a wooden fort, and about 15 years later a stone fort, in the immediate vicinity of which the people who followed the army settled. These included soldiers' families,

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Mercury of Groß-Gerau

The statue was dedicated to Mercury Quillenius, an epithet used to refer to a Celtic god or the Greek Kulúvios.