Roman temple


During the original excavations, the foundation walls of a small temple dating from the 2nd and 3rd century A.D. were discovered. The tiny temple measured 2.70m x 2.15m. The walls were built from quartzite rubble stone, which on the outside had been faced with imported brick-shaped sandstone. The wooden roofing timbers supported a covering of slate and clay roofing tile.


Nearby deposits of spear and lance heads, arrowheads, a wild boar relief and the bronze figure of a female god (finding place uncertain!) were found.


These intentionally deposited objects are obviously consecrated religious offerings in honour of the temple god. This will have been a god (Mars) or hunting goddess (Diana).


To what extent this temple is linked to the temple site of Schwarzenbach, only 1.5 km away in the village district of "Spätzrech", remains unclear. From the 1st to the 3rd century A.D. there existed there a larger Roman temple site dedicated to the god Mars Cnabetius.

The lack of other finds within the site leads to the conclusion that during Roman times there was no settlement within the confines of the one-time Celtic fort.