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Mithraeum I Stockstadt

Southeast of the fort, on the vicus road that ran parallel to the Main. There was a temple to Jupiter Dolichenus very close by.

The younger mithraeum was built larger than the earlier shrine and at a more secure site. It measured 13m x 7.8m on the inside. Many altars from the dedication area of the beneficiary station were used for the building, which indicates that the station no longer existed.

The broken parts of a cult image, which could be used on both sides, have been pieced together. A total of 67 stone monuments that were displayed in the shrine have been found. In addition to the Mithras decorations, images of Mercury, Hercules, Diana, and Epona, and others have been found. The little images show that other gods were also worshiped here in Severan times.

Chronology

Built around 210 AD, the mithraeum existed until the fort was destroyed around 260 AD.

Monument

Category: mithraeum

Current State: built over

Monument Protection: Yes - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 2005

Research: Discovered 1902

Literature
Mattern 2005, 25ff.

Excavation by the Reichs-Limeskommission 1903
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Situation of the stone monuments in Mithraeum I
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Cut through the excavation area
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1 Excavation by the Reichs-Limeskommission 1903 © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 2 Situation of the stone monuments in Mithraeum I © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 3 Cut through the excavation area © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München

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