|The catacomb of Priscilla, named in all
the ancient liturgical and topographic sources, has its modern
entrance on the Via Salaria through the cloister of the monastery
of the Benedictines of Priscilla.
The development of the catacomb
dates from the second through the fifth centuries A.D. with
three principal areas: an arenarium, a cryptoportico from a
large Roman villa, and an underground burial area of the noble
Roman family Acilius Glabrio. On account of the fact that seven
early popes and many martyrs were buried in the cemetery, it
was known as the "Queen of the Catacombs" in antiquity.
|click on the foto to tour the cemetery.