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Temple of Isis & Mater Magna, Mainz

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Address: Roemerpassage 1, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The Isis and Mater Magna shrine is a Must See to immerse yourself in the world of the Roman Gods. This site has wonderful ruins of the foundations of a Roman temple and artifacts from Romans who worshiped there. It was a temple dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis and the oriental deity Magna Mater. The temple is thought... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We visited this small excavation after wandering through town. You enter the exhibit on the ground floor, just inside the mall entrance. After descending the steps, you'll come across a Roman excavation that was uncovered during construction. The exhibit also shows artifacts that were found. When we entered, one of the researchers/docents offered to provide us with a tour. His... More 

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place was discovered during construction work building this shopping mal. It suspended construction work for multiple months / years. It is nicely done and gives a good view into Mainz roman history. Worthwhile a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Small square or excavated land under Römer Passage. I take friends that visit to the site so they can get an appreciation of the historical importance of Mainz but there isn't much there and while it's interesting it's always a quick visit. It would be nice if they had some English translations so the guests I bring can wander around... More 

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