Romes Hidden Empire
Investigate the hidden history of Rome and see what
life was like during the time of the Emperor Augustus's reforms and Nero's tyrannical reign.
Underground, beneath the Coliseum lies a rabbit-warren of rooms where the death defying spectacles were prepared. Beneath that, archaeologists have excavated the skulls of tigers, giraffes, bears, and other animals used in the shows.
San Clemente and its underground levels enables you, going down level by level, to go thousands of years back in time. The base of the building corresponds to a 2nd Century house, in which later was created a Mithraeum, a grotto-shaped room, devoted to the worship of the Persian god Mithras.