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Atmospheric excavation of a Roman temple entered from a shop unit in a shopping centre.
One is taken to a distant world of long ago. The figs as offerings, and the other treasures offered to the gods are very touching
We had an excellent overview from a docent before descending into the excavated site beneath a shopping mall. Explanatory guide in English is available. Very well curated exhibition. It led nicely into other Roman sites in town, particularly the exceptional museum on ancient shipbuilding.
For those interested in Roman History in Cologne, then this historical site it top value. Clever lighting, a thorough description of finds and an interesting trail leads you round this ancient Roman temple. One problem I did find, there was no guide book in English...More
This is quite the surprise, having an old Roman ruin right underneath what is now a very ordinary-looking shopping arcade. The foundations are well displayed and the well looked after. However, I cannot recommend it for an English speaker. 100% of the signage is in...More
It's well done but there isn't all that much to see. Layout of the temple is nicely viewed from above. The best item is a statuette of a dwarf, I think. The interpretations in the text are well made and interesting. Probably only 10-20 minutes'...More
Located underneath a shopping centre it's quite easy to miss (enter through a small shop at one of the entrances) but well worth a visit. Like most attractions in Mainz, it's free but won't take you long to walk around. Depending on the type of...More
The museum (in a shopping centre) consists of just one very large underground room containing remains of the (originally far more extensive) Isis and Mater Magna temple, surrounded by exhibits excavated from the site. It's a fascinating collection and excellently set out, with explanatory notes...More