St Paul’s tomb unearthed in Rome

By | December 8, 2006

St Pauls tomb unearthed in Rome

Archaeologists working for the Vatican have unearthed a sarcophagus containing what they believe are the remains of St Paul the Apostle. The tomb dates back to at least AD390 and was found in a crypt under a basilica in Rome.

It has long been thought that the crypt contained the tomb of St Paul but the altar had hidden it.

St Paul was an influential early Christian who travelled widely in the Mediterranean area in the 1st Century.? Excavations at the site began in 2002 and were completed last month. – bbc

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