2007

NY8571 : The remains of the Temple of Mithras, near Carrawburgh

taken 17 years ago, 3 km from Simonburn, Northumberland, England

The remains of the Temple of Mithras, near Carrawburgh
The remains of the Temple of Mithras, near Carrawburgh
Mithras was an eastern sun-god. Details are given on the plaque shown in NY8571 : Temple of Mithras explanatory plaque. The altars and posts seen here are modern casts of the finds made in 1949.
Many years ago the company for which my late father worked were building a new tower block in the City of London. The excavations revealed a Mithraeic Temple within 200 metres of the Bank of England! Eventually the remains were moved and re-erected just a few metres away - but that was an expensive discovery!

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David Purchase   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 10 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8587 7105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:2.0260N 2:13.3562W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8589 7103
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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