A secret of Roman catacombs – weird old skeletons, covered with precious stones (20 images)


Catholic church nurses numerous secrets. One of them are the skeletons with numerous jewellery items, which were found in the catacombs of Rome. Scientists reckon that this finding can tell a lot about the lifestyle of religious leaders of a distant past.
In 1578 deep under Roman streets a first underground cemetery was found, which was called Catacombs of Priscilla. The burial chambers of the early Christian martyrs were discovered there. Human skeletons literally covered with precious stones were inside.