To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I thought everyone knew the Vatican was built over an ancient Roman Cemetery, where Peter was buried after he was crucified head down.
This necropolis is a different one than the one with St Peter. St Peter's is below the basilica's foundations, this one outside the basilica.
current St Peter's Basilica, showing necropolis (brown).
To: Mike Fieschko
Thanks for the info about the necropolis....didn't know this was a new one.
posted on 10/09/2006 12:17:16 PM PDT
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