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VATICAN CITY (RNS) In the first century B.C., a grassy hillside just north of what is now St. Peter's Square was used as a burial place for local Romans. Now the Vatican is ready to let the public see what it uncovered there.


  1. I am often surprised by the amazing preservative power of landslides and avalanches. Imagine the enormous good that would be done if only there were more of them in the Vatican!

    This has got to be the most myopic view of disaster proffered for the advancement of an academic interest I have ever seen.