- The Oracle of the Dead
- Doc Paget discovered it
- Then time again forgot it
- Now read all about it
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Older than the Olympian Gods of ancient Greece
Dating from a time when the single earth Goddess Hera ruled the hearts and minds of the people.
The underworld of mythology… or underworld of frightening reality?
Can this be Hell – Hades – The Netherworld – or the Underworld? You decide. Whatever it was called, the tunnel system at Baia certainly exists and shows all the signs of being a ritual centre.
Ancient writers wrote about it; real & mythical persons entered it
For many centuries it operated, until it was deliberately put out of use. Did a senatorial decree from Rome outlaw the cult operating here, or was it closed on the orders of General Agrippa?
The site at Baia
Let this website take you to a place tucked away in the North West corner of the bay of Naples, Italy. Here lies the Terme di Baia where a curious set of buildings is set against a volcanic cliff.
Hidden behind them, deep underground, there is a labyrinth of ancient tunnels and chambers dating back 2,500 years, carved out of solid volcanic rock.
Is this the way to hell discovered by Dr. Robert Ferrand Paget in 1962?
The site has never been officially explored by archaeologists. Much of it was deliberately filled with earth in Roman times.
This website is an attempt to pull together all the information that is currently known about this place, in the hope that one day the soil might be removed and an official investigation be made.
Those of involved with this website hope that you will use the top menu to read and enjoy what has been pieced together so far.
Descent into hell