Vatican’s Forbidden Necropolis Revealed: What Secrets Lie Beneath the Via Triumphalis?

Introduction In a historic move, the Vatican has opened the gates to a previously restricted necropolis, allowing the public to explore the Via Triumphalis Necropolis—an ancient Roman burial ground beneath Vatican City. Dated between the 1st and 4th centuries CE, the necropolis unveils a tradition of marble sarcophagi, open burial graves, and Roman mosaics and […]

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