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Vercovicium or Borcovicus

Housesteads Roman Fort is the remains of an auxiliary fort on Hadrian's Wall, at Housesteads, Northumberland, England, south of Broomlee Lough.

  • Petrogenia Housesteads

    Petrogenia Housesteads
    The New Mithraeum / Jona Lendering (CC BY-SA) 

  • Mithraeum of Housesteads - Vercovicium, Hadrian's Wall

    Mithraeum of Housesteads - Vercovicium, Hadrian's Wall
    Sascha Rennhofer - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 

Mithraic monuments of Vercovicium or Borcovicus


Cautes Borcovicus

The head this statue of Cautes from Carrawburgh has been lost.



Mithras rock-born from Housesteads

A naked Mithra emerges from the cosmic egg surrounded by the zodiac, as always carrying a torch and a dagger.



Mithraeum of Housesteads

The Housesteads Mithraeum is an underground temple, now burried, discovered in 1822 in a slope of the Chapel Hill, outside of the Roman Fort at the Hadrian's Wall.