Grade 6
A Closer Look
  The Roman Catacombs
(Use with pp. 466-467.)

Take a vitrual trip to the Roman catacombs to learn more about these underground cemeteries and about Christianity in ancient Rome.

The Christian Catacombs of Rome
Check out this extensive resource on the catacombs. You can learn about the history of the catacombs and the spirituality of the cemeteries. Beautiful illustrations, detailed maps, descriptions, and primary source letters and speeches help you understand the importance of the catacombs to early Christians.

Part of a larger site on ancient Rome, Catacombs provides a brief overview of the history of these Roman underground cemeteries. You can also view images of the catacombs.


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