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Temple of Mithras, London

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The present day location of the temple foundations.
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Another view of the temple foundations.
The Temple of Mithras was discovered on Walbrook Street, a street in the city of London, England, during rebuilding work after World War 2. The site was excavated by W. F. Grimes and the artefacts recovered were put on display in the Museum of London. Due to the necessity of building over the site, the whole site was uprooted and moved down the road to Queen Victoria Street, London EC4, where the remains of the temple (the foundations) are on display to the public.

The temple foundations are very close to other important sites in the city of London including the historic London Stone, the Bank of England and the London Wall.

The temple dedicated to the ancient god Mithras when originally built would have stood on the bank of the now 'covered over' river Walbrook, a key freshwater source in ancient Roman Londinium.

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