The Catacombs Of Rome And a History of the Tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul

By: Treat, John Harvey (A. M. )

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and generalized wear, along with some beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The front free page includes a number of previous owner's inked names and bequeathal information (including a Zimbabwain missionary). "The Catacombs of Rome (Italian: Catacombe di Roma) are ancient catacombs, underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least forty, some discovered only in recent decades. Though most famous for Christian burials, either in separate catacombs or mixed together, people of all the Roman religions are buried in them, beginning in the 2nd century AD, mainly as a response to overcrowding and shortage of land. The Etruscans, like many other European peoples, used to bury their dead in underground chambers. The original Roman custom was cremation, after which the burnt remains were kept in a pot, ash-chest or urn, often in a columbarium. "

Title: The Catacombs Of Rome And a History of the Tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul

Author Name: Treat, John Harvey (A. M. )

Categories: Archaeology,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Boston, MA, Old Corner Bookstore, Inc.: 1907

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A35300

Keywords: Archaeology John Harvey Treat Rome Catacombs Religion Catholic Church Archaeology,