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Mithraeum of Mackwiller

The Mackwiller Mithraeum was built in the middle of the 2nd century, during the reign of Antoninus the Pious, on the site of a spring already worshipped by the natives.
 
 
The New Mithraeum
3 Jun 2009
Updated on 23 Oct 2022
 
  • Mackwiller, sanctuaire de Mithra

    Mackwiller, sanctuaire de Mithra
    Jean-Jacques Hatt 

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  • Tête de Mithra (face et profil), tête de Vent, torse de Mithra pétrogénès

    Tête de Mithra (face et profil), tête de Vent, torse de Mithra pétrogénès
    Jean-Jacques Hatt 

 

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In 1955, substantial fragments of a large Mithraeum were unearthed in Mackwiller by Jean-Jacques Hatt, archaeologist and director of the Musée archéologique de Strasbourg. The find is still prominently displayed in that museum.

Le Mithraeum de Mackwiller a été construit au milieu du IIe siècle, sous le règne d'Antonin le Pieux, à l'emplacement d'une source déjà adorée par les indigènes. L'école de sculpteurs qui l'a décoré est celle même qui a travaillé au Mithraeum de Strasbourg-Kœnigshoffen.
 
 

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Head of Mithras of Mackwiller

This fragment of the head of a young Mithras is one of the finds made during the excavations carried out by Jean-Jacques Hatt at Mackwiller, France, in 1955.