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Monumentum

Mithräum von Dieburg

There are references to two places of worship from Dieburg, whereby the Mithraeum, discovered in 1926.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
31 Dec 2020
Updated on 29 Jan 2022
 
  • Plan of the Mithraeum of Dieburg

    Plan of the Mithraeum of Dieburg
    Tertullian.org 

  • Front side of the relief of Dieburg

    Front side of the relief of Dieburg
    Carole Raddato 

  • Back side of the relief of Dieburg

    Back side of the relief of Dieburg
    Tertullian.org / Vermaseren 

  • Front side of the relief of Dieburg

    Front side of the relief of Dieburg
    Tertullian.org / Vermaseren 

  • Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone

    Mithras with a boutstatue in yellow sandstone
    Following Hadrian 

  • Incense vessel from Dieburg

    Incense vessel from Dieburg
    The New Mithraeum / Andreu Abuín (CC BY-SA) 

  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

 

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The Mithraic cult was an exclusively men-only mystery religion in the Roman Empire. There are references to two places of worship from Dieburg, whereby the Mithraeum, discovered in 1926 with its world-famous Mithras stone and numerous other stone monuments, forms the centerpiece of Museum Schloss Fechenbach.

A Mithraeum found at Dieburg at the corner of the Minnefelderseestrasze (Fr. Eberstrasze) and the Forsthausstrasze in the N-E part of the town in 1926.

The Mithraeum is built of trachyte from Eppertshausen near Dieburg.
 
 

Related monuments

Two-sided relief of Dieburg

The relief of Dieburg shows Mithras riding a horse as main figure, surrounded by several scenes of the myth.

Mithras with the bow

A statue of Mithras with a bow was found on the pit of the Mithraeum of Dieburg.

Incensiary vessel of Dieburg

The vessel to burn incense from the Mithraeum of Dieburg is similar to those found in other Roman cities of Germany

Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.

 

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