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Mithraeum of Rudchester

The Mithraeum of Rudchester was discovered in 1844 on the brow of the hill outside the roman station.
Plan of the Mithraeum of Rudchester

Plan of the Mithraeum of Rudchester

The New Mithraeum
9 Jun 2009
Updated on Dec 2022

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A Mithraeum, discovered in Rudchester in 1844 'on the brow of the hill outside the south west angle of the (roman) station' (Bruce).

'The sanctuary was rediscovered 150 yds. outside the south-western angle of the fort, and excavated by Messrs. J. P. Gillam and r. MacIvor. The shrine was built on the original surface of the ground, and oriented to the north-west. The nave is rectangular, 42 ft. long and 26 ft. wide, with a shallow segmental apse at the north-western end; a doorway in the centre of the south-eastern wall leads into the nave from an asymmetrically planned external narthex.