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Nymphaeum
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The submerged area within the bay has only been explored and, subsequently, protected within the last few decades. Important finds have been recovered and are now on display in the Archaeological Museum in the Aragonese Castle in Baia.

In the castle's Pincer Tower there is a permanent exhibition of the nymphaeum from Punta Epitaffio which was originally discovered in 1959 when Professor Lamboglia, founder of the centre for underwater archaeology, initiated a study on board the ship Daino to determine the morphology of a complete architectonic discovery at the base of Epitaffio Point.

Ten years later, two statues were discovered still standing in the apse of a rectangular building. They have been acknowledged as being Homeric personifications showing the scene of the intoxication of Polyphemus as viewed by Odysseus and his companions; Odysseus offering a wine goblet to the cyclops.

Of five further statues the most beautiful and least damaged is of Dionysus when he was young with another probably being a daughter of Claudius - it appeared to be a gallery of sorts depicting the Claudian dynasty.







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