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Mithräum von Ballplatz

The Mithraeum of Ballplatz, Mainz, was discovered outside the Roman legionary fortress. Unfortunately the site was destroyed without being recorded.
 
 
Mithraeum.eu
24 Aug 2021
 
  • A snake around the vessel

    A snake around the vessel
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

  • General view.

    General view.
    Szabó Csaba on Roman Religion 

 

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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.42 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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Mithraic vessel from Ballplatz

The Mithraic vessel of Ballplatz, Mainz, shows the seven grades with some attributes.

 

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