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The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome and their Rediscovery during the Reformation

The History and Art of the Catacombs of Rome and their Rediscovery during the Reformation
Thursday 16th March 2023 at 10.45am and 2.15pm
Dr Geri Parlby
This topic covers the origins of the Catacombs of Rome and the extraordinarily varied art that adorns them.
 
 
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We will put to rest the myth that persecuted Christians hid inside its tunnels and look instead at the more unusual habits practised underground, such as the tradition of dining with the dead.
 
Some of the oldest symbols of Christianity can be found within in the catacombs. From the iconic fish to the mysterious praying female figures, each one exquisitely executed in frescoes and sarcophagi carvings.
 
A procession in the catacomb of Callistus