Gallery: Ancient Mithraeum of Caracalla Opens to the Public For the Fir...

Italy’s ancient Baths of Caracalla were built during the time of the Roman Empire and attract thousands of tourists each year. Yet deep below the public baths, lies a network of ancient tunnels that lead to the largest Mithraeum in the Roman Empire. After a year of restoration, the place of secret worship of the Persian god Mithra is now open to the public—but only until January 6, 2013.

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