I've thrown many a man down the catacombs, and none have ever returned.
"Tony here will take you out of the catacombs," Charlie said, returning his attention to them.
The interments are not nearly so numerous as in other catacombs, nor are there any vestiges of painting, sculpture or inscriptions.
He left the sparring level without saying a word to Ully and followed his instincts up a flight of stairs and down a narrow hall he recognized from his visit to their father.s catacombs with Kris.
Despite feeling better rested than she could remember, she was unable to shake the sense of unease from the catacombs, as if Jame's magic lingered.
Whatever the creature in the catacombs had done to her, she felt stronger than she ever had.
He is said to have baptized the emperor Philip and his son, to have done some building in the catacombs, to have improved the organization of the church in Rome, to have appointed officials to register the deeds of the martyrs, and to have founded several churches in France.
Nine feet in diameter at the base, it tapers to eight feet at the top. The catacombs, a short distance S.W.
Of the catacombs, are many fine houses and gardens (Moharrem Bey quarter), stretching eastward for a considerable distance, favourite residences of wealthy citizens.
Hard by immense catacombs and columbaria have been opened which may have been appendages of the temple.
Other catacombs and tombs have been opened in Kom es-Shugafa Hadra (Roman) and Ras et-Tin (painted).
To the Norwood Catacombs, there is a hidden chamber where the Exemplars meet.
When they arrived at the catacombs, Frederick took the lantern from his manservant and instructed him to wait.
Caring for the ancient warrior in the catacombs, Jame, all those years taught him compassion otherwise denied him among the dead in those underground passageways.
He was not the same untried princeling who had saved him from the catacombs several years before.
It was a despair he'd felt in the catacombs, when he'd seen nothing but death as his fate.
You remember what you said when you pulled me from the catacombs the first time?
The beam was swallowed by the catacombs, and it was still too dark around her to see how large the underground world was.
He pulled you out of the catacombs as well.
It was wise of me to send you to the catacombs instead of kill you.
Beneath the church are catacombs, with the tomb of the saint, discovered in 1880 (E.
The largest number of Christian catacombs belong to the 3rd and the early part of the 4th centuries.
The earliest account of the catacombs, that of St Jerome narrating his visits to them when a schoolboy at Rome, about A.D.
With the latter part of the 4th century a new epoch in the history of the catacombs arose--that of religious reverence.
366-384, the catacombs had begun to be regarded with special devotion, and had become the resort of large bands of pilgrims, for whose guidance catalogues of the chief burial-places and the holy men buried in them were drawn up. Some of these lists are still extant.'
Pope Damasus himself displayed great zeal in adapting the catacombs to their new purpose, restoring the works of art on the walls, and renewing the epitaphs over the graves of the martyrs.
Subsequent popes manifested equal ardour, with the same damaging results, in the repair and adornment of the catacombs, and many of the paintings covering their walls, which have been assigned to the period of their original construction, are really the work of these later times.
The catacombs ' The most important of these lists are the two Itineraries belonging to the first half of the 7th century, in the Salzburg library.
1629), echo devoted his life to the personal investigation of the catacombs, the results of which were given to the world in 1632 in a huge folio, entitled Roma sotterranea, profusely illustrated with rude but faithful plans and engravings.
Some additional discoveries were described by Marc Antonio Boldetti in his Osservazioni, published in 1720; but, writing in the interests of the Roman Church with an apologetic, not a scientific object, truth was made to bend to polemics, and little addition to our knowledge of the catacombs is to be gained from his otherwise important work.
The French historian of art, Seroux d'Agincourt, 1825, by his copious illustrations, greatly facilitated the study of the architecture of the catacombs and the works of art contained in them.
The great pioneer in the path of independent research, which, with the intelligent use of documentary and historical evidence, has led to so vast an increase in our acquaintance with the Roman Catacombs, was Padre Marchi of the Society of Jesus.
His work, Monumenti delle anti christiane primitive, is the first in which the strange misconception, received with unquestioning faith by earlier writers, that the catacombs were exhausted sand-pits adapted by the Christians to the purpose of interment, was dispelled, and the true history of their formation demonstrated.
The Catacombs of Rome are the most extensive with which we are acquainted, and, as might be expected in the centre of the Christian world, are in many respects the most remarkable.
Our description of the Roman Catacombs cannot be more appropriately introduced than by St Jerome's account of his visits to them in his youth, already referred to, which, catacombs after the lapse of above fifteen centuries, presents a of Rome.
1 In complete agreement with Jerome's vivid picture the visitor to the Roman Catacombs finds himself in a vast labyrinth of narrow galleries, usually from 3 to 4 ft.
9), a form of later date, it is but in the catacombs, t are semicircular.
Table-tombs and arcosolia are by no means rare in the corridors of the catacombs, but they belong more generally to the cubicula, or family vaults, of which we now proceed to speak.
The plates of De Rossi, Perret, and, indeed, all illustrations of the catacombs, exhibit frequent examples of the same destructive superstition.
In some of the catacombs, however, there are larger halls and connected suites of chapels which may possibly have been constructed for the purpose of congregational worship during the dark periods when the public exercise of the Christian religion was made penal.
Although the idea of the use of the catacombs for religious worship may have been pressed too far, there can be no doubt that the sacred rites of the church were celebrated within them.
Very exaggerated statements have been made as to the employment of the catacombs as dwelling-places by the Christians in times of persecution.