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Cemetery of the Week #92: The Tomb of St. Peter

St. Peter’s Basilica Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Rome, Italy Telephone: + 39 06 69 885 318 Email: scavi@fsp.va Established: 64 AD? Open: St. Peter’s tomb and the Vatican necropolis are only allowed 250 visitors per day. A guide leads small … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

During the last years of the Roman Republic, after Caesar conquered Egypt and vanquished Cleopatra, Egyptiana became the fashion in Rome. Access Rome says, “Numerous pyramids sprouted all over Rome.” I don’t know if that’s true. I do know that the … Continue reading

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A Scholarly Look at the Christian Catacombs of Rome

The Christian Catacombs of Rome: History, Decoration, Inscriptions by Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked this one up in a gift shop in Rome after visiting the Catacombs of St. Sebastian on the Appian Way. … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #67: the Catacomb of St. Sebastian

Catacombe di S. Sebastiano Via Appia Antica, 136 00179 Rome, Italy Telephone: 06 7850350 Founded: 1st century AD Size: Nearly 7 miles of tunnels Number of interments: none Open: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last entrance is … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #32: The Mausoleum of Augustus

The Mausoleum of Augustus Piazza Augusto Imperatore Rome, Italy Founded: 28 BCE Number of Interments: none any longer Open: only with a tour group The Mausoleum of Augustus was built in 28 BCE as the tomb of Julius Caesar’s adopted … Continue reading

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