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E. I.Smith

The Rediscovery of the Catacombs of Rome

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On May 31, 1578, the catacombs of Rome were accidentally rediscovered on the Via Salaria, an ancient Roman road in Northern Italy. A man named Antonio Bosio eventually discovered thirty separate entrances into these catacombs, which are several stories underground and served as a burial place for Christians as well as for Roman citizens of other faiths.

The catacombs are a fascinating part of Roman and early Christian history. Seeing them in person would be a true privilege.




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One of my greatest goals in life is to travel to Rome before I die, and the catacombs are one of the places I want to see!

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