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Mithraeum of Naples

The Mitreo della crypta neapolitana was used a des legends about its use, from a cult place devoted to Priapus to celebrate Aphrodite.
24 Dec 2020
Updated 17 Jan 2022
Entrance to the Crypta Neapolitana.

Entrance to the Crypta Neapolitana.
Armando Mancini


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La leggenda narra che la galleria sia stata realizzata magicamente da Virgilio in una sola notte, col ricorso alla sua potente arte magica, ma, come narra Strabone, fu realizzata da Lucio Cocceio Aucto per volere di Marco Vipsanio Agrippa, come parte di un complesso militare comprendente anche il Portus Iulius e altre gallerie simili (le cosiddette Grotta di Cocceio e Crypta Romana).

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