Remnants of a Mithraeum discovered at Cologne (KOln) at the corner of the
Richmond- and Breitestrasze in 1927.
Fremersdorf in Germania XIII, 1929, 55ff. I did not yet consult the article of
H. Jacobi in Denkmalpflege und Heimatschutz (Hett 10-12), 1927, 160ff; in
general: H. Schmitz, Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippensium, Köln 1956, 133.
The monuments are in the Romisch-Germanisches Museum at Cologne. I am
greatly obliged to Prof. Fremersdorf and Dr Ziegahn for information and
The Mithraeum is situated amid a block of buildings. It was impossible to narrowly determine its construction and lay-out, apart from two parallel walls to a length of ten metres and possible traces of one of the two podia (Br. 2.00). In its stuccoed front there were two niches which on either side were decorated with a column on a base and which were provided with marble plates.
It was only possible to determine the end of the podium at its Eastern side, where there was a cross-wall and a step. Its plastering consisted of rectangular fields in black and red, under which a long yellow line.