Temple of Isis & Mater Magna

Temple of Isis & Mater Magna

Temple of Isis & Mater Magna
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WriterJane
New York79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Yes, there's an ancient temple in a downtown Mainz shopping mall! It's free, with printed documents in multiple languages. Also, the guide when I was there went through all the exhibits in English with me -- for free!
Written 31 December 2023
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Gerryh
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This is an incredible place. Found when a shopping center was being built, the site was preserved and is beautifully maintained. The exhibit is well explained (English translation is available), and laid out in such a way as to be unhurried and comfortable. Docents are ready and very ready to provide explanation and the young archaeologist who offered to help was always able to provide an informative, thoughtful answer to my questions. This is a very special place, well worth finding and spending time. And - bonus - there is an excellent Lebanese Restaurant, “Cedars of Lebanon” just 200 meters away at Emmeransstraße 35. Lunch and a great museum, doesn’t get much better.
Written 23 September 2023
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kitchenwitch
East Mordor, NJ69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I was really looking forward to this, but there wasn't that much to see, it was crowded, and the lighting made it more difficult to see or appreciate the site. There are a lot of small pieces displayed along the side, but they too are harder to see with the fake nighttime lighting and the crowds. All in all, it wasn't worth it. Also, there was almost no information about the cult itself, which was the whole point for me of going.
Written 23 September 2023
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a surprise to discover this absolutely brilliant little museum in downtown Mainz. The ruins themselves are backed up by excellent objects related to religion in the Roman world. While there could perhaps have been a little more English they are really well presented. Plus a charming and highly knowledgeable volunteer was more than happy to show us around and talk us through some of the items. Outstanding. We did have a little trouble finding it and thought their signage could have been a little better- perhaps we were just discombobulated by the fact that it was in a shopping mall! If you're coming from the direction of Markplatz the entry is on the left right at the end on the ground floor of the mall. If you have any interest in the ancient world or religion, or simply good museum design, you will love this superb attraction.
Written 25 June 2023
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Charlene L
Fort Worth, TX120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023
First, absolutely loved this museum and learned so much about the roman world, mystery cults, curse scrolls, and the area of Mainz. If you are going there for the first time, be aware that your walking directions will take you to a shopping mall. Go inside and you will find the museum on the first floor. There is no charge but please make a donation if you enjoy it. Herr Konenberg, a volunteer, led me through the exhibits (although there is no tour, as such). He was so knowledgeable and really brought the temple and the items found there to life! Highly recommend!
Written 7 June 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey16,129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
You visit the shopping center and suddenly you are transferred to another world!
We first visited it in 2008. So much to see here - all around and under one's feet.
The temple was founded during the 1st century and active until at least the 3rd century. Amazingly you get a free tour!
Written 12 October 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Interesting place! I had marked this place after reading some blogs about Mainz and then maps took me to a shopping mall so I was a bit confused but it was right. The museum is inside the shopping mall. Entrance was free. It is one big room with excavations and also explanations. It was interesting, especially to discover about Mainz Roman past. I recommend a visit!
Written 2 September 2021
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Roxana I
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
If you enjoy history and antiquity, then this should really be on your list. This is one of the very main roman remains in Mainz and a very impressive one. It was discovered while constructing a shopping center in Mainz, this is why it really is inside the mall. The entrance is free of charge but visitors are welcome to pay something if they enjoyed the museum. One of the ladies offered me a guided tour of the museum, which was awesome.
Written 6 February 2020
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Renate V
Hartbeesfontein, South Africa1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
What a fantastic find and how wonderfully preserved and displayed. History included in the every day life.
If you don't know that you are looking for an ordinary shop entrance on the street level you might find it difficult to find this museum (as I did) but once you know that it becomes easy. You are received by very friendly staff (volunteers?) and entrance is free. You are, however, invited to put a donation in a jar. Given the quality of this find I gladly complied.
You go into the archaeological area via a staircase. Once there you can see the excavations from all sides and even under your feet through a glass floor. It is quite dark inside but that contributes to the atmosphere of the whole place. At the sides there are exhibits of finds during the excavations
Very interesting and informative. Do visit if this is your interest
Written 29 June 2019
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Peter S
bonn491 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Rome's biggest temple was the Isis one and yet nothing is left of it and hardly any statues. so this has to be of interest. Also staff here are very friendly and happy to explain exhibits. .
Written 1 October 2018
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