The Catacombs of Rome

SAINT DOMITILLA

Saint Domitilla   Spread over 15 kilometers of underground caves are the best preserved and one of the most extensive of all the catacombs. Nereo and Achilleo, who were two Roman soldiers massacred under the persecutions (304 A.D.) of  Emperor Diocletian, are the...

SAINT PRISCILLA

Saint Priscilla   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....

SAINT SEBASTIAN

Saint Sebastian   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...

SAINT CALLIXTUS

Saint Callixtus   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...
SAINT PRISCILLA

SAINT PRISCILLA

Saint Priscilla   The development of the catacomb dates from the second through the fifth centuries A.D. with...

SAINT SEBASTIAN

SAINT SEBASTIAN

Saint Sebastian   One of the smallest Christian cemeteries, this has always been one of the most accessible...

SAINT CALLIXTUS

SAINT CALLIXTUS

Saint Callixtus   Sited along the Appian way, these catacombs were built around the end of the 2nd century, with...

SAINT AGNES

SAINT AGNES

Saint Agnes   The birth and the development of this cemetery are linked with the martyrdom of the young Agnes...

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