The Christian Catacombs of Rome

  title={The Christian Catacombs of Rome},
  author={R. Robertson},
  journal={The Expository Times},
  pages={90 - 94}
  • R. Robertson
  • Published 1933
  • Philosophy
  • The Expository Times
  • IN the year 1578 a chance discovery revealed the existence of a series of subterranean passages and chambers not far beyond the ancient boundaries of the city of Rome. These were the ’ catacombs,’ where for three or four centuries the Christians in the city buried their dead. It is the aim of this paper to describe these, and to indicate their origin, history, and value for the historian. The first real investigation of the catacombs