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Mithraeum de Martigny

The Mithraeum of Martigny is the first temple devoted to Mithras found in Switzerland.
 
 
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3 Jun 2009
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    Ville de Martigny 

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    Ville de Martigny 

 

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Not far from the temenos, also in the southern outskirts of the roman city, a Mithraeum was erected at the end of the 2nd century of our era. It was discovered in 1993 while building apartments and is preserved in the basement of these buildings instead of the foreseen cellars.

The Mithraeum is of 23.36 m long by 8.95 m wide and must have looked stern since the façades did not bear any window. It was composed of an almost square entry hall (A) with a side door. There were hearths to cook food. A sacristy or aparatorium (B) used one of the corners.
 
 

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