26 Aug 2015
The Sybil’s Cave
The building, with its carved into the stone, fascinates and inspires fear for the atmosphere of mystery surrounding it. According to the description of Virgil (Aeneid, Book VI), it is precisely in this place to search the home of the legendary priestess of Apollo. But it could also be a rare example of funerary architecture of the Cretan-Mycenaean inspiration. A hallway (dromos) along m. 13 1.50 m wide. And about 2.40 m high. 5, of trapezoidal shape and illuminated by six lateral openings, leads into an arched environment in which faces another innermost. Recent studies give the structure a defensive function of the underlying port area.