"The Catacombs" Rome Favorite Tip by pili

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  The Cript of St. Cecilia
by pili

Favorite thing: They´re amazing underground galleries created by the ancient romans to bury their dead, but the catacombs became a place to go on a pilgrimage.-
They´re built in four different levels and only part of them has been explored. The dead people were buried to in wall tombs, known as "loculli".-

Son increibles galerías subterráneas, donde los cristianos enterraban a sus muertos, pero se convirtieron aparte de ello, en lugar de peregrinación. Ocupan cuatro niveles diferentes y sólo han sido exploradas en parte. Los muertos eran colocados en nichos, conocidos como loculi.-

Fondest memory: Please, don´t miss this incredible place. It´s awesome to see the cript of St. Cecilia, who was buried there until 820 ac,and then pope Paschal I had her remains transferred to Trastevere, in the basilica dedicated to the Saint.-

Es asombroso pensar en el trabajo que llevó construirlas. No puede dejar de visitarse. Es muy bella la Cripta de Santa Cecilia, quién estuvo allí enterrada hasta el año 820 d.c. y luego trasladada a su iglesia en el Trastevere.-

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2004
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