Mithräum in Wiesloch


About 183m N. of the Leimbach at Wiesloch, in an area of unused land known as Die Dornmühle, a mithraeum was discovered in Autumn 1988 and excavated in the course of 1989 by Dr. R-H. Behrends and the staff of the Archäologische Denkmalpflege, Karlsruhe.

The vicus of Wiesloch grew up early in IIp at the crossing of the main Mainz-Augsburg road with the important road linking Speyer and Bad Wimpfen. The first Mithraists here may have been veterans from Ladenburg and Heidelberg, which are nearby. The mithraeum is situated about 13m from a road running N-S, and approached by a paved path leading off the road.