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Pozzuoli



Introduction of Pozzuoli
Fishing village in Napoli province, Campania region,on the Bay of Pozzuoli, 6 mi W of Naples, S Italy.Founded by Greek settlers from Samos, it was takenby Greeks from Cumae c. 530 b.c. It was colonizedby the Romans in 194 b.c., renamed, and flourishedas a commercial center of the Roman Empire. Christianizedearly, it was visited by St. Paul, an eventrecounted in Acts 28:13. It declined in importanceafter falling prey to barbarian invasions in the fifthcentury and volcanic destruction in the Middle Ages.There are many Roman remains here, including portionsof a temple, an ancient market called the Serapeum,baths, an amphitheater, and remains of Romand ocks off the present waterfront. The cathedral,rebuilt in 1643, contains elements of a temple builtfor Augustus.Fishing village in Napoli province, Campania region,on the Bay of Pozzuoli, 6 mi W of Naples, S Italy.Founded by Greek settlers from Samos, it was takenby Greeks from Cumae c. 530 b.c. It was colonizedby the Romans in 194 b.c., renamed, and flourishedas a commercial center of the Roman Empire. Christianizedearly, it was visited by St. Paul, an eventrecounted in Acts 28:13. It declined in importanceafter falling prey to barbarian invasions in the fifthcentury and volcanic destruction in the Middle Ages.There are many Roman remains here, including portionsof a temple, an ancient market called the Serapeum,baths, an amphitheater, and remains of Romand ocks off the present waterfront. The cathedral,rebuilt in 1643, contains elements of a temple builtfor Augustus.

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