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Catacombs of Priscilla

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Overview

Title
Catacombs of Priscilla
Author
carol_79
Rating
3.00
Year
100 AD
Cost
8 €
Average visit time
60 minutes
Address
Via Salaria 430, 00199 Rome RM
Hours of operation
8.30am-12.00pm 2.30pm-5pm Monday closed
Contacts
Phone: 0686206272
Website: http://www.catacombepriscilla.com/

Description

The Catacombs of Priscilla were excavated between the second and fifth centuries starting from three independent points revealing the main attractions: a sandstone crypt, a villa and the Acilius Gabrio family plot. Dug out of "tufo", a type of stone, the tunnels wind along almost 13 km of underground pathways, occasionally revealing small rooms, cubicles, family tombs or graves. Due to the burial of many martyrs in ancient times, the Catacombs of Priscilla were often referred to as the "Queen of the catacombs".

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