Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter

Rome, Italy

The Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter are ancient catacombs situated near the church of Santi Marcellino e Pietro ad Duas Lauros. Their name refers to the Christian martyrs Marcellinus and Peter who, according to tradition, were buried here, near the body of St. Tiburtius. In 2006, over a thousand skeletons were discovered in these catacombs; the skeletons were stacked one on top of each other and still bore the togas they were buried with.

The Catacombs are open only on Saturdays and on Sundays for individual visitors.

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Via Casilina 641, Rome, Italy
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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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