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Mithräum von Mainz

The Mithraeum of Mainz, was discovered outside the Roman legionary fortress. Unfortunately the site was destroyed without being recorded.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
24 Aug 2021
Updated on 13 Feb 2022
 
  • The Mithraic vessel of Metz

    The Mithraic vessel of Metz
    The New Mithraeum / Jona Lendering (CC BY-SA) 

  • Mithraic vessel of Metz. Archer side.

    Mithraic vessel of Metz. Archer side.
    The New Mithraeum / Jona Lendering (CC BY-SA) 

  • Mithraic vessel of Metz - Procession of the Sun-runner side.

    Mithraic vessel of Metz - Procession of the Sun-runner side.
    The New Mithraeum / Jona Lendering (CC BY-SA) 

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The mithraeum in Praesenzgasse/Ballhausplatz im Mainz, which was destroyed in the course of construction work on site, belongs to the class of spectacular finds that were, unfortunately, never properly documented. Rectangular in form, it was roughly twenty-two meters long, with a three-meter-wide aisle running down the middle. Including the arc, measurements of which can no longer be estimated, the sanctuary would have measured some thirty meters in length, making it one of the largest sites of the Mithras cult in the Roman world.
 
 

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