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This fascinating temple to the god Mithras stands near Carrawburgh Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Mithras was an eastern god who, according to legend, had captured and killed the primeval bull in a cave, which Mithraic temples, always small and gloomy, were intended to evoke.
The temple was probably built by soldiers based at the fort in about AD 200. The three altars found here (copies stand in the temple) were all dedicated by commanding officers of the unit stationed here, the First Cohort of Batavians from the Rhineland.
145 photos taken on Nikon D200 - Late evening = v low and bright sun .. many hours spent de-lighting the model to remove harsh shadows and hot spots