Posted 18th March, 2015
An important Roman site was discovered not far from Housesteads on the Roman Wall in Northumberland in 1949.
Next to the remains of the fort of Brocolitia lies the remains of a Mithraic Temple.
Here archeologists found altars and timbers preserved in the local waterlogged conditions.
Mithras (a Greek name for a Persian god Mithra), was worshipped in a mystery religion practised in the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 4th centuries AD.