Tag Archives: Christian history

Death’s Garden: The Original Catacomb

On our last morning in Rome, Mason and I wandered around the Piazza Venezia, trying to find the Archaeobus that would take us out to the Appian Way. I was sick with a cold I’d picked up in the Vatican … 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 #27: the Old Market Square in Rouen

Place du Vieux Marché Rouen, France 76000 Telephone: 00 33 (0)2 32 08 32 40 Date of Joan’s martyrdom: May 30, 1431 Number of interments: 0 Open: The market square is free to visitors. The church is open April through … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Old

I’ve never participated in the Post-A-Week challenge before, so here’s my first attempt. This is a photo of the Bethany Lutheran Indian Cemetery in St. Louis, Michigan.  The cemetery dates from the 184os. When German evangelist Edward R. Baeierlein arrived … Continue reading

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