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“Interesting if you're in the area”

Temple of Isis & Mater Magna
Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Mainz
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is an interesting site, and if you're in the area, it's worth a quick visit. It was difficult to find--it is INSIDE the Romerpassage (within the shopping arcade itself). The remains are almost 2,000 years old--that in itself is amazing! Everything is in German, though, so I missed out on a lot b/c I don't speak the language. If you're an English speaker, you can get a brochure in English at the info desk that will explain the highlights, but the film that was recommended in other reviews isn't available in English. It's free, which is a nice bonus. Europe has many impressive archaeological sites that are much more impressive, but this is a nice little find in the heart of Mainz.

3  Thank Kim C
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Right in the shopping center, the remains of the temple are hard to find, but worth spending a few minutes looking for. We actually ended up with a tour guide in English, who was very knowledgeable and gave great explanations. It is smaller than I thought it would be, but they have a LOT of information and relics in a relatively small space. You won't regret stopping, and make sure to leave a donation as admission is free!

4  Thank Myostis
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I loved it! What great history is buried just under foot. Take the time to look and learn. It is in a shopping center and a bit hard to find - I walked right past it. Very glad I went!

3  Thank BcAtHome
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The presentation of this excavation is one of the best I have seen, an incredible historical find but that is not surprising in Mainz.

2  Thank Roger H
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

be sure to watch the film...about the requests to the God's it is facinating.

2  Thank liskarin
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