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Mithräum von Mundelsheim

The two altars found in the Mithraeum of Mundelsheim, one of Sol and the other of Luna, are exposed in situ.
2 Jun 2009
Updated 12 Jan 2022
  • Mithraeum of Mundelsheim general view

    Mithraeum of Mundelsheim general view
    Andreas Hillebrecht 

  • Sol altar from Mundelsheim

    Sol altar from Mundelsheim
    Nina Willburger 

  • Luna altar from Mundelsheim

    Luna altar from Mundelsheim
    Nina Willburger 


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Remains of the Temple of Mithras at Mundelsheim.

Orientated SW-NE. 17.6 m x 7.2 m.

The shrine consisted of an ante-chamber, a second ante-chamber (with floor at lower level - possibly originally floored in timber) and lastly the cella. In the latter there was no evidence for a niche or apse at the back (SW) wall, though presumably there was a podium along the lines of that used in the restoration of ths site. The fronts of the benches showed evidence of painting.

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Altars of Sol and Luna from Mundelsheim

The altars of the gods of the Sun and Moon found in the Mithraeum of Mundelsheim wear openwork segments that could be lighten from behind.


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