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  • I've thrown many a man down the catacombs, and none have ever returned.

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  • He pulled you out of the catacombs as well.

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  • It was a despair he'd felt in the catacombs, when he'd seen nothing but death as his fate.

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  • Parker's series of photographs taken in the catacombs by the magnesium light.'

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  • The interments are not nearly so numerous as in other catacombs, nor are there any vestiges of painting, sculpture or inscriptions.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • At Syracuse also there are very extensive catacombs known as " the Grottos of St John."

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  • For the catacombs of Alexandria, Neroutsos Bey, L'Ancienne Alexandrie, may be consulted in addition to De Rossi's article mentioned in the text.

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  • In the rock beneath the city there are some remarkable catacombs in part of pre-Christian origin, but containing evidence of early Christian burial; and a grotto, reputed to have given shelter to the apostle, is pointed out below the church of San Paolo.

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  • On the other hand, we know that in the first Christian services held in the catacombs under the city of Rome, incense was burnt as a sanitary fumigation at least.

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  • In this way the so-called " fondi d'oro "of the catacombs in Rome were made.

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  • Very few have any reference to Christianity, but they served as indestructible marks for indicating the position of interments in the catacombs.

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  • His Sundays were spent in the catacombs in discovering graves of the martyrs and deciphering inscriptions.

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  • From this place it appears that the relics (whether genuine or not) were moved to the catacombs in A.D.

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  • His original epitaph was discovered in the Catacombs.

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  • Many Christian catacombs and Byzantine rock-cut villages, churches and tombs have been explored of recent years.

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  • How Mahomet understood the ' In the 18th century there was discovered in one of the catacombs of Rome an inscription containing the words "qui et Filius diceris et Pater inveniris."

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  • A more ancient Christian monument than any of the convents or churches is the catacombs, which extend a great distance underground and are in many respects finer than those at Rome.

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  • For the catacombs see Clusium.

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  • The catacombs on the northern slope of Mithradates Hill, of which nearly 200 have been explored since 1859, possess considerable interest, not only for the relics of old Greek art which some of them contain (although most were plundered in earlier times), but especially as material for the history and ethnography of the Cimmerian Bosporus.

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  • It apparently underlies the symbolizing of Christ as a fish in the art of the catacombs, and.

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  • Catacombs, whence sandstone for building has been taken, extend underneath the town and suburbs, not without some danger to the buildings.

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  • It is estimated that there are no less than 35,000 people living from hand to mouth in the utmost misery, partly in the extensive catacombs beneath the city.

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  • Here he was able to pursue his own studies under the guidance of the Augustinians, and to begin those labours amongst the sick and poor which gained him in later life the title of "Apostle of Rome," besides paying nightly visits for prayer and meditations to the churches of the city and to the catacombs.

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  • Many miracles were attributed to him alive and dead, and it is said that when his body was dissected it was found that two of his ribs had been broken, an event attributed to the expansion of his heart while fervently praying in the catacombs about the year 1545.

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  • It seems possible to trace some of the older and better frescos in the catacombs to a very early age; and Bible manuscripts were often copiously illuminated and illustrated even before the middle of the 4th century.

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  • In the catacombs Christ is never represented hanging on the cross, and the cross itself is only portrayed in a veiled and hesitating manner.

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  • It wasn't in Landis, in the foreign land of his birth, in the catacombs.

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  • Taran shivered at the mention, not wanting to imagine the strong warlord of Tiyan broken by the catacombs.

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  • I am very much looking forward to visiting again the catacombs in Rome.

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  • These include the catacombs of Rome, The River Styx and Inner Temple.

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  • As a Commando squad, players are tasked with infiltrating underground catacombs, sabotaging the separatists and even attempting assassination.

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  • 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.

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  • From the period of the rediscovery of the catacombs in the 16th century till comparatively recent times a gigantic fallacy prevailed, repeated by writer after writer, identifying the Christian burial-places with disused sand-pits.

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  • Yet it is in this stratum, and in this alone, that the catacombs are constructed; their engineers avoiding with equal care the solid stone of the tufa litoide and the friable pozzolana, and selecting the stratum of medium hardness, which enabled them to form the vertical walls of their galleries, and to excavate the loculi and cubicula without severe labour and also without fear of their falling in.

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  • Cemetery interment became a regular trade in the hands of the fossores, or grave-diggers, who appear to have established a kind of property in the catacombs, and whose greed of gain led to that destruction of the religious paintings with which the walls were decorated, for the quarrying of fresh loculi, to which we have already alluded.

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  • A good plan of the catacombs at Albano (at the 15th milestone of the Appian way), discovered by Boldetti and described by De Rossi, has been published by Marucchi (Nuovo Bulletino di archeologia cristiana, 1902, pp. 89 ff.).

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  • The year 1854 was marked by his presence in Rome at the definition of the dogma of the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin (8th December), and by the publication of his historical romance, Fabiola, a tale of the Church of the Catacombs, which had a very wide circulation and was translated into ten languages.

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  • His original epitaph was discovered in the catacombs (see Kraus, Roma sotterranea, p. 1 54 et seq.), but nothing more is known of him.

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  • The board would look like the catacombs of the pyramid.

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  • Catacombs of Paris – The subterranean tunnels and caverns are gothic in nature, and will appeal to the historian, the romantic and the adventurer in you.

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  • 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.

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  • To the Norwood Catacombs, there is a hidden chamber where the Exemplars meet.

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  • When they arrived at the catacombs, Frederick took the lantern from his manservant and instructed him to wait.

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  • How did he survive fifteen years enslaved in the catacombs by a madman?

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  • The nights made him think fondly of his old friend, an ancient blind man who saved him from madness in the catacombs.

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  • Vara felt a kinship with him after freeing him from the catacombs.

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  • Of everyone he'd known since coming to this land, Vara had been the only kind one, aside from the ancient warrior in the catacombs.

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  • 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.

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  • He sentenced me to the catacombs.

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  • He was not the same untried princeling who had saved him from the catacombs several years before.

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  • Take her to the catacombs.

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  • She lay down on the pebble- strewn dirt, wondering if death was anything like living in the catacombs.

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  • Father threw her in the catacombs.

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  • You remember what you said when you pulled me from the catacombs the first time?

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  • You promised to return in a day's time, and I begged you not to send me back to the catacombs.

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  • She blinked, blinded by the brightness of the morning sun streaming into the catacombs.

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  • The beam was swallowed by the catacombs, and it was still too dark around her to see how large the underground world was.

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  • 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.

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  • Whatever the creature in the catacombs had done to her, she felt stronger than she ever had.

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  • I remember sending you to the catacombs.

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  • It was wise of me to send you to the catacombs instead of kill you.

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  • In the southern part of the city are the Arab cemetery, "Pompey's Pillar" and the catacombs.

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  • Nine feet in diameter at the base, it tapers to eight feet at the top. The catacombs, a short distance S.W.

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  • Hard by immense catacombs and columbaria have been opened which may have been appendages of the temple.

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  • Other catacombs and tombs have been opened in Kom es-Shugafa Hadra (Roman) and Ras et-Tin (painted).

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  • The earliest account of the catacombs, that of St Jerome narrating his visits to them when a schoolboy at Rome, about A.D.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Many a time did we go down into the catacombs.

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  • Interment in the wall-recess or loculus, though infinitely the most common, was not the only mode employed in the catacombs.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Very exaggerated statements have been made as to the employment of the catacombs as dwelling-places by the Christians in times of persecution.

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  • As a rule also the catacombs had 111 more than one entrance, and frequently communicated with an arenaria or sand-quarry; so that while one entrance was carefully watched, the pursued might escape in a totally different direction by another.

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  • Parker, " the catacombs were never intended, nor fit for, dwelling-places, and the stories of persons living in them for months are probably fabulous.

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  • According to modern physicians it is impossible to live many days in the caves of pozzolana in which many of the catacombs are excavated."

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  • Equally exaggerated are the statements as to the linear and lateral extent of the catacombs, and their intercommunication with one another.

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  • It was accepted as an unquestionable fact by every one who undertook to describe the catacombs, that the Christians of Rome, finding in the labyrinthine mazes of the exhausted arenariae, which abounded in the environs of the city, whence the sand used in building had been extracted, a suitable place for the interment of their martyred brethren, where also the sacred rites accompanying the interment might be celebrated without fear of interruption, took possession of them and used them as cemeteries.

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  • It only needed a comparison of the theory with the visible facts to refute it at once, but nearly three centuries elapsed before the independence of the arenariae and the catacombs was established.

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  • Starting with the firmest belief in the old traditional view, his own researches by degrees opened his eyes to the truth, now universally recognized, that the catacombs were exclusively the work of the Christians, and were constructed for the interment of the dead.

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  • They are to be distinguished from Christian catacombs only by the character of their decorations, the absence of Christian symbols and the language of their inscriptions.

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  • Denon also describes catacombs at Malta near the ancient capital of the island.

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  • The greater part of the tombs stand on either side of the galleries in square recesses (like the table-tombs of the Roman catacombs), and are rudely fashioned to imitate sarcophagi.

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  • Other catacombs in the vicinity of the same city are described by Pocock and other travellers, and are figured by Agincourt.

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  • The rock-hewn tombs of Etruria scarcely come under the category of catacombs, in the usual sense, being rather independent family burial-places, grouped together in a necropolis.

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  • Petrus, a very rare name in the catacombs, is found here several times, both in Greek and in Latin.

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  • Catacombs have also been recently discovered on the site of Hadrumetum near Sousse in Tunisia.

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  • In 1904 Dr Carton and the abbe Leynaud discovered huge Christian catacombs with several miles of subterranean galleries to which access is obtained by a small vaulted chamber.

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  • Vittorino is built are some Christian catacombs.

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  • In lower Achradina remains of Roman private houses have been found, and it is in this district that the early Christians 4 constructed their catacombs.

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  • Marcianus, and the type is different from that of the Roman catacombs, the galleries being far larger (partly owing to the hardness of the limestone in which they are excavated), and having circular chambers at the points * of junction.

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  • The old capital, near the centre of the island is variously called Notabile, Citta Vecchia, and Medina, with its suburb Rabat, its population in 1901 was 7515; here are the catacombs and the ancient cathedral of Malta.

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  • The Maltese catacombs are strikingly similar to those of Rome, and were likewise used as places of burial and of refuge in time of persecution.

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  • Jewish catacombs with inscriptions in Hebrew, Greek and Latin show the importance of the Jewish population here in the 4th and 5th centuries after Christ.

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  • These caves or catacombs are the most striking characteristic of the place; the name Pechersk, indeed, is connected with the Russian peshchera, " a cave."

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  • To the second century, lastly, belongs in part the evidence of the catacombs, on the walls of which are depicted persons reclining at tables supporting a fish, accompanied by one or more baskets of loaves, and more rarely by flasks of wine or water.

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  • In the art of the catacombs they sit or recline in the ordinary attitude of banqueters.

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  • This office of bearing the sacrament is an ancient one, and is mentioned in the legend of Tarcisius, the Roman acolyte, who was martyred on the Appian Way while carrying the Hosts from the catacombs.

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  • In the Catacombs, the arcosolia or bench-like tombs are said (though the statement is doubtful) to have been used to serve this purpose.

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  • And he dreamed that the Holy Virgin Mother of the Kiev catacombs came to him and said, 'Believe in me and I will make you whole.'

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  • I freed Taran from the catacombs.

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