Subterranean Rome

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This slim volume is both an illustrated guide to catacomb archaeology, from Antonio Bosio in the 16th century to Giovanni Battista de Rossi in the 19th century, and more recent excavators; and a discussion of the original function of the catacombs, as a response to the 2nd-century preference for inhumation burial with all the problems of space this created. Inscriptions, sarcophagus reliefs, wall paintings and sculpture are all included along with practical details for visitors.

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Dr. L.V. Rutgers is Research Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences and teaches at the University of Utrecht. He studied at the universities of Amsterdam, Rome, Vienna, Jeusalem and at Duke University in the USA. He is author of several award-winning scholarly publications on the catacombs. In the present book, which was written for the millenium, dr. Rutgers sums up, in an easy-to-read fashion, the latest research regarding the earliest history of Romes early Christian community.

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