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The Catacombs


The Catacombs or underground burial-places of Rome, are not quite as interesting as many suppose who have read large chapters and heard long addresses upon the subject.

The passages are almost innumerable, intersecting each other in every direction and ranging in some places many stories above each other, but still, as you pass along in the dim light of a little taper, it appears much like a subterranean stone-quarry containing pigeon-holes for the dead.