Stevenson, since dead, discovered in 1896 a small subterranean basilica in the catacomb of Santi Pietro e Marcellino on the Via Labicana, with pious acclamations on the plaster similar to those in the Papal crypt in St Calixtus.
This catacomb contains an unquestionable example of a church, divided into a nave and chancel, with a rude stone altar and bishop's seat behind it.
In 5890 the first Christian catacomb bearing a distinct date (491) was discovered.
19, 20), from Agincourt, of the catacomb and of one of the circular halls, show how widely this cemetery differs in arrangement from the Roman catacombs.
At Taormina in Sicily is a Saracenic catacomb, also Taornlna.
A Jewish catacomb, now lost, was discovered and described by Bosio (Rom.
Catacomb of benches cut out of the tufa rock.
Just outside the south wall is a Roman necropolis, with massive tombs in masonry, and a Christian catacomb, and a little farther south a tomb in two stories, a mixture of Doric and Ionic architecture, belonging probably to the 2nd century B.C., though groundlessly called Dimensions in English feet.
CATACOMB, a subterranean excavation for the interment of the dead or burial-vault.
It is true that a catacomb is often connected with the earlier sand-quarry, and starts from it as a commencement, but the two are excavated in different strata, suitable to their respective purposes, and their plan and construction are so completely unlike as to render any confusion between them impossible.
Passing to Egypt, a small Christian catacomb at Alexandria is described and figured by de Rossi.'
Hot water was mixt with the wine in the Greek churches for some centuries, and this custom is seen in catacomb paintings.
Fabian was martyred during the persecution under the emperor Decius, his death taking place on the 10th of January 250, and was buried in the catacomb of Calixtus, where a memorial has been found.
In this sense the word " catacomb " has gained universal acceptance, and has found a place in most modern languages.
- Plan of a supposed Church, Catacomb of Sant' Agnese.
A catacomb of the 5th century, discovered at Kertch in South Russia, is described by J.
" The end of the catacomb graves," writes Mommsen (Cont.
16) from Marchi's work, when compared with that of the catacomb of Sant' Agnese already given, presents 1 In Rome the three strata are known to geologists as tufa litoide, tufa granolare and pozzolana.
- Plan of Catacomb at Alexandria.
- Section of a Gallery in Catacomb at Alexandria.
In 1899-1900 were discovered two opposite cubicula in the catacomb of Santi Pietro e Marcellino.