Roman shrine to Minerva, Chester, Cheshire

Roman shrine to Minerva, Chester, Cheshire
Photograph taken 09 September 2002 © Ms Naomi J. Hughes. Source Historic England Archive ref: 469762

This Shrine is a statue of Minerva carved in to a quarry face in Edgar's Field. It was made in the early 2nd century. It has a 19th century stone hood protecting it. The shrine is the only example surviving in situ of its kind in Britain. It is also thought to be the only representation of a Roman goddess still in its original position in Western Europe. Minerva was the goddess of wisdom.

Location

Cheshire Chester

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Tags

shrine roman religion statue Roman (43 - 409)