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Quiz: Lake Avernus (below photo mosaic) was considered by the Romans to be what?
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Cuma, Italy.
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1225 black table cell bar.jpg Panoramic photo mosaic of Lake Avernus (or Lago d'Averno) is a volcanic crater lake.

400 black table cell bar.jpg Arco Felice built by the Romans in the 1st century A.D. it cuma pc 01.jpg
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1225 black table cell bar.jpg Stone plague at the entrance to the Sibyl (Greek prophetess) of Cumae cave. "Cumae is famous for the so-called Sybilís Cave recorded by Virgil in his lines in the Eneide wich are inscribed in a tablet by the entrance commemorating the prophecy the Sybil would make here to Aeneas before he descended into Avernus to meet the shade of his father Anchises..." http://www.culturacampania.rai.it/site/en-gb/Cultural_Heritage/Archaelogical_areas_and_Nature_parks/Scheda/cuma_parco_archeologico.html?link=storia

400 black table cell bar.jpg Pathway to the cave of Sibyl of Cumae which was founded about 750 BC by Greeks. it cuma 48888_02.jpg
it cuma 26658_21.jpg I think it reads "Where are you going?".

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400 black table cell bar.jpg The entrance to the cave of Sibyl of Cumae.



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The cave of Sibyl of Cumae was used as a bunker and gun emplacement by the Germans during World War II.
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Sculptures inside the cave of Sibyl of Cumae.
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400 black table cell bar.jpg Light portals for the cave of Sibyl of Cumae. it cuma 48154_23.jpg
it cuma 48154_24.jpg 400 black table cell bar.jpg Remains of the Greek Acropolis walls of Cumae dating from the 5th Century BC.
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1225 black table cell bar.jpg Arco Felice from the Greek Acropolis walls.

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Answer to Quiz ==> The Romans considered it to be the entrance to the underworld (Hell).