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Temple of Isis & Mater Magna

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Address: Roemerpassage 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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It was the most interesting place I have visited in Mainz. Linking past with the future, not too crowded, not overpacked. Just perfect to see, learn and understand. Big thank you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the most interesting place I have visited in Mainz. Linking past with the future, not too crowded, not overpacked. Just perfect to see, learn and understand. Big thank you to wonderful ladies who gave us introduction in English :)

Thank Kate N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is accessed through a storefront inside of what seems to be a small mall. There is no fee for admission but donations are encouraged (and you really should give something for this). The clerks behind the desk had a nice English guide for me borrow as I walked through the exhibit/excavation. The guide had clear pictures so it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

First a couple of tips. Be sure you get the English brochure and have a source of light before you go down to the ruins. The brochure is actually quite good and there is (as others have pointed out) no English information on any of the items. Also, there are two entrances to the mall - this is at the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I was here with my friends and the museum is inside a shopping centre which is unexpected. The guides inside were so helpful, they gave us a tour in German and in English and were willing to answer lots of questions. The museum itself is also amazing, who knew that this gem would be in a shopping centre?

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We stumbled across this by accident, it is hiding in the basement of a shopping centre, we were fortunate to have a guided tour by the assistant there which made it very interesting as we do not speak german so couldnt read the info

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I was looking for any and all museums in the area, and this gem was a great surprise. Being pagan , or even interested in egyptian mythology or culture as it is that side of the Rhine, " the other side is mainly Christian", I was looking for history and boy did I find it. I have never been a... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

This place was a great surprise. It is located inside a small shopping mall--and indeed, this ancient Roman temple was only discovered in the course of excavations to build the mall. The exhibit is free. A lot of printed information is provided--all in German--but you can ask for a brochure (to be returned at the end of your visit) in... More 

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Corning, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

An amazing find and well presented. I get a kick of exploring ancient artifacts in the basement of a mall. There was no entry fee. They had a translation of the exhibits in English including an audio presentation. An interesting insight into the Roman religion since both gods were not even Roman in origin. Reminded me of my visit to... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

A very nice and informative exhibition of the remains of the Isis and Mater Magna Temple that was uncovered when digging up the soil in that area. If you have the chance, asks for a personal tour of the exhibition of one of the volunteers. Although there is no entrance fee, a small donation for the society, that is taking... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

The remains of the largest temple to the Goddess of the Earth north of the alps was found while excavating for a new shopping mall in downtown Mainz. The exhibits and multimedia show (unfortunately only in German) show how people lived and carried out religious rites during the second century AD. A description is available at the desk on the... More 

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