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Naples has been inhabited since the Neolithic Age. In the 2nd millennium BC, the Mycenaeans settled in the area. During the Roman period, Naples maintained its Greek language and customs, and greatly expanded.

Brothers active in Neapoli


Mithraic monuments of Neapoli


Tauroctony of Naples

The marble relief of Mithras killing the bull in Naples bears an inscription that calls the solar god omnipotentis.


Inscriptions of Neapoli

Omnipotenti Deo Mithrae Appius / Claudius Tarronius Dexter v(ir) c(larissimus) dicat.
To the almighty god Mithras, Appius Claudius Tarronius Dexter, senator, dedicates (this relief).

Tauroctony of Naples