The Famous Catacombs

These are on four levels -all underground - and contains the Crypt of the Popes and the Crypt of Santa Cecilia


The driveway onto the site


The cypress trees along the walk

The visitor's center


A rather pretty garden on the site


An orange tree - a treat for me!

Our English speaking guide


Down we go - four levels


Crypt of the Popes

The guide explaining a few things
to Ethan


Some of the archive


Ethan checking out a statue of an
inhabitant of the catacomb

Original wall paintings


Some rough-cut graves


The first known Christian paintings - behind
an insulated glass window that was fogged.

A close-up of the painting


Clay lamps found in the catacomb


Some artifacts

More tombs - death rate of infants was
more than 55% in those days


More artifacts


Our group walking along THE APPIAN WAY!
I can't tell you how it felt to walk along this historic road!
How neat is that!

A house along the Appian way, complete
with orange trees!

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