A fascinating temple dedicated to the god beloved by Roman soldiers. It was the largest of such buildings to occupy the site and, like many Mithraic temples, it was situated near a military base. Founded in the 3rd century, it was eventually desecrated, probably by Christians. Nearby was the still more popular well shrine of the water-nymph Coventina.
Hadrian’s Wall is the best preserved and most formidable of Rome’s great frontiers. In all, over 100 miles of inspiring encounters with our Roman past can be found at a multitude of key sites and a