A picture of the Lupercal

Bad Archaeology has a nice picture of the newly rediscovered Lupercal, the cave where Romulus and Remus were supposedly born.  The cave is actually a domed and frescoed chamber under the Palatine — and what frescos!

The post also claims that the Lupercalia was abolished by Pope Gelasius.  Looking around the web, this seems to be based on a letter by that Pope to the senator Andromachus (perhaps ep. 100).  Is this online anywhere, I wonder?


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