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Mithräum von Osterburken

The Mithraeum of Osterburken could not be excavated bodily owing to the water of a well in the immediate neighbourhood. The monument had been covered carefully with sand.
 
 
PublishedThe New Mithraeum
4 Jun 2009
Updated on 17 Jan 2022
 
  • Reconstrucción de una ceremonia mitráica en el Mitreo de Osterburken

    Reconstrucción de una ceremonia mitráica en el Mitreo de Osterburken
    Aymar 

  • Tauroctony of Osterburken

    Tauroctony of Osterburken
    Petrus Agricola 

 

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A large Mithras relief was found at Osterburken when a cellar was dug not far from the Kirnachbrücke at the beginning of the Bofsheimerstrasze in 1861. The relief points to a Mithraeum which, however, could not be excavated bodily owing to the water of a well in the immediate neighbourhood. The monument had been covered carefully with sand and before it stood two altars in sandstone (H. 1.28 and 1.10 Br. 0.59 and 0.65 D. 0.19 and 0.23). At a depth of 2.
 
 

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Tauroctony of Osterburken

Franz Cumont considers the bas relief of Osterburken 'the most remarkable of all the monuments of the cult of Mithras found up to now'.