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Rome's Ancient Catacombs

Popularized by the movie Indiana Jones, Rome's ancient catacombs are tinged with mystery.

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome    Crypt of the Popes

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the largest and most important of Rome. They are located on the Via Appia Antica and arose in the mid-second century. In them were buried tens martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians. Take their name from the deacon St. Callistus, the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus administration of the cemetery and so the catacombs of San Callisto became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the largest and most important of Rome. They are located on the Via Appia Antica and arose in the mid-second century. In them were buried tens martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians. Take their name from the deacon St. Callistus, the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus administration of the cemetery and so the catacombs of San Callisto became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the largest and most important of Rome. They are located on the Via Appia Antica and arose in the mid-second century. In them were buried tens martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians. Take their name from the deacon St. Callistus, the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus administration of the cemetery and so the catacombs of San Callisto became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the largest and most important of Rome. They are located on the Via Appia Antica and arose in the mid-second century. In them were buried tens martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians. Take their name from the deacon St. Callistus, the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus administration of the cemetery and so the catacombs of San Callisto became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome    Crypt of St Cecilia

The catacombs of St. Callixtus. Salesian Istitute S.t Callixtus, Rome. The christian catacombs of Rome

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the largest and most important of Rome. They are located on the Via Appia Antica and arose in the mid-second century. In them were buried tens martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians. Take their name from the deacon St. Callistus, the beginning of the third century, was appointed by Pope Zephyrinus administration of the cemetery and so the catacombs of San Callisto became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome

Catacombe San Sebastiano

Catacombe San Sebastiano

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Catacombe San Sebastiano

Catacombe San Sebastiano

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Naples, Italy : Cemetery of Fontanelle, the ossuary, with piles of human skulls.

Naples’ Fontanelle cemetery: skulls and silence beneath the busy city streets

In an underground chamber in the Italian city, the skulls of plague victims are stacked high but the traditions surrounding their preservation are ultimately uplifting, telling us a lot about the human capacity for caring

Is this the world's most shocking museum? Displays 100 crypt corpses

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The state-run Guanajuato Mummy Museum has more than 100 cadavers on display - who were handed over when families can no longer pay crypt fees.

Habsburg Imperial Crypt – Vienna, Austria - Atlas Obscura

Habsburg Imperial Crypt

The final resting place for the remains of 143 Habsburg royalty.

The Catacombs of San Gennaro excavated in the tuff.

Catacombs of San Gennaro - Catacombs of Naples

A journey into the past among the tombs of the first bishops of Naples and the tomb of San Gennaro. Come and find us: visit the Catacombs of San Gennaro.

Catacombs of San Gennaro – Naples, Italy - Atlas Obscura

Catacombs of San Gennaro

An underground paleo-Christian burial site composed of the remains of several cemeteries and Basilicas.

Catacombe di Priscilla

Catacombs of Priscilla