The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian
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placed along the Via Appia, near the gateway to the city of San Sebastiano, they are one of the very few examples of Christian cemeteries that have always remained accessible. The spatial arrangement of the tombs and the cemetery itself is astonishing.
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From the first century, the site had been intensely exploited and constructed upon. The caves and the tunnels of the mines were used for pagan and Christian rectangular wall tombs (loculi), as well smaller tombs (colombari) used to house urns. At least two residential buildings were constructed…