Temple of Mithras
Temple of Mithras
Carrawburgh, Chollerford, Northumberland, NE46 4EW

Temple of Mithras

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.

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To celebrate 30 years of World Hertiage Status, we've put together a list of 30 things to see and do around Hadrian's Wall.

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