BROCOLITIA, Temple of Mithras

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BROCOLITIA, Temple of Mithras

The remains of a Temple of Mithras, the Persian god of light and truth, stands near what is left of the Roman fort of Brocolitia, or Carrawburgh, on the route of Hadrian's Wall. It was built in the 3rd century and subsequently desecrated, probably by Christians. There was once another temple nearby, dedicated to Coventina, a local water goddess, and a nymphaeum – a monument dedicated to nymphs - but nothing is to be seen of these now.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Humshaugh
Hexham
County
Northumberland
Post Code
NE46 4DB
Main Historic Period
Roman
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Park in the Northumberland National Park car park (fee payable) on the south side of the B6318 about 3.75 miles west of Chollerford.
Primary Management
English Heritage

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