Tag: Catacombs

New Technology Reveals A Catacomb Fresco Of The Roman Grain Trade And Even Renaissance Graffiti

Sarah Bond,

Assistant Professor in the Classics

Department at the University of Iowa.

Centuries after their rediscovery during the Italian Renaissance, much of the tufa rock within the miles of catacomb tunnels that lay outside the city of Rome remain covered in smoke, algae, dirt and calcium deposits. …

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