Sibyl's cave

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Artificial cavity
Written by lili   
Friday, 16 October 2009 16:58

The famous cave known as the "Antro della Sibilla" or Sibyl's cave is located inside the Cuma Archaeological Park, near Pozzuoli. It was discovered by Amedeo Maiuri, in 1932. It was built by the Greeks in the 6th/7th century B.C. There is a trapezoidal passageway over 131 m. long that leads to a rectangular room where the Oracle Sibyl, celebrated by the poet Virgil, uttered her pronouncements.

The legend and myth surrounding Sibyl is still familiar to many.

I would like convey to you the emotion I felt the first time I saw this place. I am a native Neapolitan and I live in the Campi Flegrei district. Though I have not seen all the ruins in the area where I have was raised, I regard the Cuma Archaeological Park, surrounded by nature and sea, as one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Italy.

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