Carrawburgh Mithraeum, Britain

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 September 2022

The mithraeum at Carrawburgh is a temple dedicated to the god Mithras at Carrawburgh Roman Fort (Brocolitia), one of 16 forts along the 73-mile-long (117 km) Hadrian's Wall. It was built by soldiers around 200 CE and destroyed about 350 CE. Three altars found in the temple (replicas stand in the temple) were dedicated by commanding officers from the unit stationed at the fort, the First Cohort of Batavians from the Rhineland.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2022, September 21). Carrawburgh Mithraeum, Britain. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16387/carrawburgh-mithraeum-britain/

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