catacomb

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catacomb

Underground passageways used as cemeteries, with niches for sarcophagi or smaller ones for cinerary urns.
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Les Catacombes chretiennes de Rome: origine, developpement, decor, inscriptions.
It is also proposed to renovate the catacombes, cut into the eastern wall of the former quarry, which could be opened to the public.
Le ministre d'Eetat aux Antiquites, Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, a annonce la decouverte d'un groupe de catacombes par une mission archeologique italienne operant au temple du roi d'Amenhotep II sur la rive occidentale de Louxor.