Monumentum

Mithräum von Dormagen

Workman digging in a field near Dormagen found a vault. Against one of the walls were found two monuments related to Mithras.
 
 
PublishedJohn Brant
23 Jan 2011
Updated on 21 Mar 2022
 
  • Findings from the Mithraeum of Dormagen

    Findings from the Mithraeum of Dormagen
    From Jost Auler's Archäoleogische Ausgrabungen in Dormagen 

  • Bryaxis

    Bryaxis 

 

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Workman digging in a field near Dormagen (Durnomagus) found a vault in which there was a chamber ten feet high, ten feet board and forty week long. Peter Delhoven, a prominent collector of Roman artifacts, particpated in the excavation of the mithräum. The interior walls still had evident traces of green and red paint on the walls.

Against one of the walls were found two monuments. The first monument was 2 1/2 feet high and two feet wide. It was made of limestone. Mithras and the bull depicted on the relief were damaged.
 
 

Related monuments

Tauroctony of Dormagen CIMRM 1012

The sculpture of Mithras slaying the bull found in Dormagen is exposed at Bonn Landesmuseum.

 

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