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Mithraeum II Stockstadt

The elder mithraeum was built into a slope behind "Villa Wirth", very close to the shore of the Main to the north of the fort.

The 11.5m x 6.5m large room had traces of a fire and was destroyed. The cult image was missing. This was usually displayed at the front of the room. After the fire the room was filled in and used as a waste pit. It is possible that the shrine was moved to a more secure site south of the southwestern fort corner and rebuilt as Mithraeum I.

Chronology

Coin finds indicate construction after 157 AD, destroyed around 210 AD, at the earliest.

Monument

Category: mithraeum

Current State: built over

Monument Protection: Yes - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 2005

Research: Discovered and excavated 1909/1910

Literature
Schleiermacher 1928. Mattern 2005, 24f.

Bavarian State Conservation Office Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung