Archeologists could not hide their excitement and astonishment both when they entered the cave. It looked like any other cave but what the cave held was not ordinary in any respect. Ed and Hayley sensed something off about the cave the moment they entered it and after closer inspection, they even figured out what was it about. The cave was holding some sinister secrets associated with the dark secrets of Cumaean people.
Greek empire was one of the most indomitable empires in the past. Greeks had spread their empire to the Italian Mediterranean coast by building colonies there. They had made many colonies but among them which they liked the most was Cumae, an ocean-side spot. It was the very place where they built their home away from their original home.
Cumae proved to be heaven for people fleeing Euboea, a Greek island. The region turned out to be a perfect place for them. The importance of Cumae does not end here. Did you know that it was because of prospering colonists of Cumae, the Latin alphabet originated? Early European letters were their source of inspiration.
Developed And Powerful
Cumae was quite developed in comparison to its neighboring states. Along with that, the colony was located in a beautiful location. It was enough to attract the envy of foes. Romans ousted Greeks around 338 BC and included the city in their empire. Though the pace was slow, the Greek empire was surely collapsing bit by bit. Greek culture had begun to wither away and soon got replaced by Roman customs.
Point Of Attraction
Cumae now had become a center of attraction for the Roman elite. The city and its shores began to get visited by the rich and high rankers of the Roman empire. It prospered peacefully under the wing of the Roman empire. But the same can’t be said about the time post-1207.
Ruins And Rubble
1207 changed everything for one of the most beautiful and rich cities of the Roman empire, Cumae. The strongest city collapsed into ruins and rubble. Despite the fact that the city had no existence now, it still remained in mind of archeologists. The city ruled their minds until the archeologists learned about Herculaneum and Pompeii, cities destroyed by volcanoes.
The whole of attraction had gotten diverted to those two cities. Soon enough, researchers abandoned the city and the town became subject to looting. The city remained desolated until the 20th century when some researchers showed their interest in exploring the place once again for its hidden treasure.