Translated Jeff Matthews
Today, the Neapolitan daily newspaper, “IL MATTINO”, dedicated an entire page to the story of the “Academy of Secrets”, an underground chamber that we discovered in the Arenella section of Naples over 25 years ago. As far as retelling the story of the discovery goes, the article in the paper was incomplete and even incorrect particularly concerning the images found inside the chamber, especially the one of the giant wall in the form of a face; it was misidentified, and the account does not correspond to what we told the author of the article. The photo that you see represents what was visible at the time of the discovery; subsequently the chamber was partially modified by the construction of additional walls that isolate the areas in the rear, which today serve as parking spaces.
Our opinion of the origins of this strange underground chamber is quite different from the newspaper account, which simply traces the first hypothesis advanced by engineer Esposito, one that he formulated when we showed it to him, ten years after the discovery.
If you are interested, this is a link to our opinion as to the probable motivation that led to the original construction of this most intriguing underground chamber.
Cavity C0704: Academy of Secrets or “simply” a garden? It is in Italian; an English version is on the website, Naples: Life, Death & Miracles at this link.
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