CIMRM 1313 - Gimmeldingen Mithraeum. Now at Speyer.
"Steindenkmäler aus dem Mithras-Heiligtum in Gimmeldingen, Rheinland-Pfalz. Ausstellung im Historischen Museum der Pfalz in Speyer. Date: 28 October 2011. Author: Haselburg-Müller." From: Wikimedia Commons.
At Gimmeldingen in the Pfalz a Mithraeum was excavated in 1926. It is situated
in the immediate neighbourhood of the ruins of a Gothic chapel in a steep slope
between the Oberweg and the Loblocherstrasze. The finds are at Speyer, Historisches
Museum der Pfalz. Im am grateful to Dr. Roller for his permission to take
photographs of the monuments and for his information.
Sprater in Pfälzische Heimatkunde 22, 1926, 1ff.
Only a few remnants of the sanctuary have been preserved; the south side with
the entrance was destroyed by former uusystematical excavations. On the north
side a base (H. 0.65 Br. 2.40) was unearthed on which the cult-relief was erected.
Before it stood an altar and some other objects must have been placed in the centre
aisle. About the construction of the Mithraeum we only know that it had a wooden
roof. The sanctuary has been destroyed by fire.