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

The Baths of Caracalla were built in AD 216, and were used until the 19th Century. Fed by the Aqua Marcia aqueduct, the waters were heated by a coal burning hypocaust system located below the pools. A public library was also on site with Latin and Greek texts. Many Mithraeums have been discovered under existing buildings from the first to fourth centuries AD.

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