Monumentum

Altar of Kalkar

This altar found at ancient Burginatum is the northernmost in situ Mithraic find on the continent.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
10 Feb 2022
 
  • Left side of the Kalkar altar

    Left side of the Kalkar altar
    R. L. Gordon 

  • Right side of the Kalkar altar

    Right 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.
 
 

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