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Terme di Caracalla

Inaugurated by Caracalla in 216 CE, they extended for 10 hectares, vaunted a sophisticated water system for its tepidarium, calidarium, frigidarium and two gymnasiums, and included a Mithraeum, a temple dedicated to Mithras, the god venerated by young soldiers who would undergo bloody, Eastern-style initiation rituals. Priceless materials stripped from the structure were recycled to build Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Nieghborhood: San Saba


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