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Sybil's Cave is a home of priestess of Apollo

Sybil's Cave is a home of priestess of Apollo Sybil's Cave is a home of priestess of Apollo

In ancient times, Virgil, in his poem The Aeneid tells the story of the prophetess, Sibyl. These priestesses of the god Apollo could predict the future, communicate directly with Apollo god and perform many different tasks mystical. Most probably, the famous fortune teller – Sibyl Kum. That she predicted Aeneas his future, and led him into the realm of Hades.

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According to legend, the god Apollo gave her so many years of life, how much it will fit in the palm of sand grains. But Sibyl forgot to ask for eternal youth, and thus gradually dries up, until it became a tiny wrinkled creature. Since that time, it was the so-called Sibylline books – a collection of all the prophecies of the Sibyls. In the critical days for the state, the Romans seek the advice of these books.

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In 1932, at Cumae, near Naples, it was accidentally discovered cave is believed, that there once lived Cumaean Sibyl. It was at Cumae was the first Greek colony, which appeared on the Italian coast. This colony was founded around the VIII century BC It is perfectly preserved the great temple of Jupiter and the remains of the Temple of Apollo. Not far from this place, in the volcanic crater, is the famous lake Avernus for the Romans and the Greeks is the entrance to hell.

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Sybil's Cave are distinct, occupying a central role in the underworld, which is located under the Kimami. Sybil's Cave is carved into the rock and has a length of over 130 meters. The cave is completely straight, but the end room with three niches, home of the Sibyl. According to the researchers, these caves were carved by the ancient Greeks, and only after a few centuries, the Romans had built an oracle halls and galleries.

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It is noteworthy that the cave is quite different from the structure of the Roman style, but has an incredible resemblance to the tunnel leading to the tomb of the King of the Maya, Palenque. In addition, it is this style has many buildings scattered around the world. Thus, the question arises, how the people who live on different continents and in different times, were able to come to the same unique architectural style.

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