Restoration of Roman catacombs continues; virtual tours online
Catholic World News - November 19, 2013
At a November 19 press conference, Vatican officials updated reporters on the restoration of the catacombs of Priscilla and the excavation work in the basilica of San Silvestro.
In a 5-year project, workers have restored paintings in the catacombs and unearthed hundreds of ancient items, which are now stores in an exhibition space within the basilica of San Silvestro. Virtual tours of the catacombs of Priscilla are now available on a dedicated web site, and will be accessible through Google Maps.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,416 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!