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Catacombs of Callixtus (Catacombe di San Callisto)

The Catacombs of Calixtus is the oldest Christian catacomb in Rome. The Catacomb is believed to have been created by future Pope Callixtus I in 2th Century CE, then a deacon of Rome, under the direction of Pope Zephyrinus, enlarging pre-existing early Christian hypogea. Callixtus himself was entombed in the Catacomb of Calepodius on the Aurelian Way. Approximately 20km of these passages have been explored to date; the number of graves is estimated to be around 170,000.

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Tickets, C. R. (2018, October 09). Catacombs of Callixtus (Catacombe di San Callisto). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9304/

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