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Experience the hidden Rome in a mystical underground labyrinth!

A visit to the Roman Catacombs Museum is an unforgettable experience. Wandering through the underground passages, the guide takes you back to a bygone era, to early Christian Rome from the third and fourth centuries. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent tombs of prominent Romans

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Experience the hidden Rome in a mystical underground labyrinth!

A visit to the Roman Catacombs Museum is an unforgettable experience. Wandering through the underground passages, the guide takes you back to a bygone era, to early Christian Rome from the third and fourth centuries. You descend to the graves of ordinary Roman citizens and to the magnificent tombs of prominent Romans. Holes have been carved into the marlstone to serve as horizontal graves, the so-called loculi. These alcoves used to be closed with a terracotta or marble plate. Affluent families often had their own burial chamber, a cubiculum, with richly decorated walls. The colorful paintings reveal inspiring stories, ancient rituals, and surprising scenes from everyday life.

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Museum Roman Catacombs

Since 1910

The museum was realised by Jan Diepen (pictured bottom left, standing in the middle), son of a wealthy textile industrialist, in collaboration with the famous architect Pierre Cuypers.

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6301 GL Valkenburg aan de Geul (The Netherlands)

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