Thursday, May 29, 2008

Vatican reopens restored pagan tomb

By Daniela Petroff

Vatican has unveiled the largest and most luxurious of the pagan tombs in the necropolis under St Peter's Basilica, after nearly a year of restoration work.

The Valeri Mausoleum was built by a family of former slaves early in the second half of the second century, during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

The new tomb, which is one of 22 pagan tombs in the grottoes under the basilica, was shown to the media on Tuesday.
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Wow! The Catholic Church holiest of holy sits atop pagan tombs. How revealing of its true identity is that? Talk about skeletons in one's closet, in this case, in its basement - literally, historically, spiritually. What does it reveal about the origin and foundation of its doctrines and practices?

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