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  • On the north-west rock the caves known as the grottoes of Pan and Apollo were cleared out; these consist of a slight high-arched indentation immediately to the east of the Clepsydra and a double and somewhat deeper cavern a little farther to the east.
  • The Mithraic temples of Roman times were artificial grottoes (spelaea) wholly or partially underground, in imitation of the original selcuded mountain caverns of Asia.
  • These monuments were originally natural grottoes, which tradition assigned as habitations to the local nymphs.
  • The cavern is divided into four grottoes, with two lateral ramifications which reach to the distance of about a mile and a half from the entrance.
  • From the 4th century onwards its grottoes were the dwellings of Christian hermits, amongst whom John of Lycopolis was the most celebrated.

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