There are so many churches in Rome that you have to have a reason to pick and choose. This church - dedicated to the 4th pope, Clement - is a 12th century basilica sitting atop a 4th century Christian basilica sitting atop a 2nd century Mithraic Temple. So much of Rome is on top of other layers so I thought this would be interesting. And I wanted to see the Mithraic Temple (you had to pay to go below). I thought the underground area the most interesting - the Christian area contains the presumed burial place of St. Cyril as well as frescoes of St. Clement and Sisinnius. The Mithraic area has a room lined with benches where the worshipers reclined - in the center is a support with a statue of Mithras fighting with a bull.
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