The Caves of Pilate

Cave complex of Roman times, dug at sea level, the caves of Pilate, situated just after the port and in the cemetery of Ponza, are an underground and underwater archaeological complex dating back to the first century BC, so named in memory of an ancient legend of which the protagonist was just Pilate of Judea at the time wayward scion of a noble Roman family sent to Ponza with the official task to put down a rebellion, but in reality this task was given to him for keeping him out of trouble. Pilate, however, succeeded with glory in his mission, earning the appellative of Pontius, so that the Senate nominated him Governor and sent him...



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