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The Bones Of St. Peter By John E. Walsh

The work of Prandi negated one of the excavators' pet theories, that concerning the burials surrounding Peter's grave. Originally, eleven such burials were uncovered, matching the claim in old documents that exactly eleven early popes lay in the close vicinity of Peter's body.

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Interview with Elizabeth Lev - St Peter's Basilica

Posted: (52 years ago) So clearly I'm getting very sidetracked into what is my new pet project of presenting the Christian element of Rome through its clear Christian window. I'm writing a book, which is a biography of one of the few women I've ever heard of who was as busy as I am, Caterina Riario Sforza who lived in the 1460's to early 1500's, and was not just ...

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The Tomb of St. Peter by Margherita Guarducci

Posted: (52 years ago) In this formula we can easily recognize the name of Peter (P, PE, PET), preceded by the preposition ad, which in Latin is often reduced to a simple a. The existence of the formula ad Petrum is also confirmed by analogous formulas such as ad Crescentionem, ad Hippolytum, etc. With these expressions, the faithful were accustomed to express the ...

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The Bones of St. Peter by John E. Walsh

Posted: (52 years ago) On every part of the wall - freestanding between the letters of a name, formed from or engrafted onto existing lines - there occurred the initials PE or PET. Often they were preceded by an A, in this case short for the Latin ad, meaning near (perhaps also denoting a link with Christ).

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Posted: (52 years ago) This is a notable and generous acknowledgment when we recall that the author claimed to be Jesus' favourite, of who Peter was apparently jealous. St Matthew's Gospel (10:2) emphatically puts Peter at the head of the list of apostles. 'The first' it calls him. St Luke's (22:31-2) clearly implies his supremacy.

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Posted: (52 years ago) On every part of the wall - freestanding between the letters of a name, formed from or engrafted onto existing lines - there occurred the initials PE or PET. At the beginning of the 4th century, a burial niche, internally covered in marble slabs, was built into the depth of wall G.

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The Tomb of St. Peter by Margherita Guarducci

Posted: (52 years ago) which forms the phrase i(n) vivis tu v(i)v(e) a(d) Pet(rum): the wish that the deceased may be among those "living" souls which enjoy the life of the next world close to …

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