Spring near site of Mithras Temple, Rudchester

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  • Description

    "A spring (now dry) situated to the south-west of the Roman fort of Vindobala (now Rudchester) which straddles the line of Hadrian's Wall situated below the Military Road http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudchester There was probably a substantial civilian settlement (vicus) in this area and [[2464903]] is close by. Although there is little to see on the ground, five altars, dedicated to Mithras, were discovered near to here in 1844. It is believed that these come from a temple to Mithras, the Persian sun god. Excavation between May and August 1953 by J Gillam J and I Macivor suggested that the Mithraeum was built in the C3rd and was then deliberately destroyed in the C4th http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1012724" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2011.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2707229
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 2 months ago
    Viewed: 262 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-11-24
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