Crypts

SAINT AGNES

Catacombs of Saint Agnes - Rome

Burial Niches Wall-Paintings Crypts Cubicula Epitaphs Graffiti The birth and the development of this cemetery are linked with the martyrdom of the young Agnes during one of the christian persecutions of the third century probably those of Diocletian. In the fourth century Costanza, daughter of Constantine, erected a mausoleum on top of the cemetery which […]

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SAINT PRISCILLA

Catacombs of Saint Priscilla - Rome

Burial Niches Wall-Paintings Crypts Cubicula Epitaphs Graffiti The development of the catacomb dates from the second through the fifth centuries A.D. with three principal areas: an arenarium, a cryptoportico from a large Roman villa, and an underground burial area of the noble Roman family Acilius Glabrio. On account of the fact that seven early popes […]

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SAINT SEBASTIAN

Catacombs of Saint Sebastian - Rome

Burial Niches Wall-Paintings Crypts Cubicle Epitaphs Graffiti One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, this has always been one of the most accessible catacombs located near a platform, under which is a sandstone cavity which once may have been named “ad catacumbas”, thus giving this and all other tombs of this type their name. Inside are […]

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SAINT CALLIXTUS

Catacombs of Saint Callixtus - Rome

Burial Niches Wall-Paintings Crypts Cubicula Epitaphs Graffiti Sited along the Appian way, these catacombs were built around the end of the 2nd century, with some private Christian hypogea and a funeral area directly dependent on the Roman church which became the official one for the Roman Church. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and […]

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SAINT DOMITILLA

Catacombs of Saint Domitilla - Rome

Burial Niches Wall-Paintings Crypts Cubicula Epitaphs Graffiti Spread over 15 kilometers of underground caves are the best preserved and one of the most extensive of all the catacombs. Contains the tombs of SS. Nereous and Achilleus on top of which has been built a basilica in the 4C; the arcosoil of St. Veneranda, the cubicle […]

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