The Catacombs

Author: Jeremy Bates
Editor: World's Scariest Places
ISBN: 9780993764691
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Paris, France is known as the City of Lights, a metropolis renowned for romance and beauty. Beneath the bustling streets and cafes, however, exists The Catacombs, a labyrinth of crumbling tunnels home to six million dead. When a video camera containing mysterious footage is discovered deep within their depths, a group of friends venture into the tunnels to investigate. But what starts out as a lighthearted adventure takes a turn for the worse when they reach their destination and stumble upon the evil lurking there.

Mistress Of The Catacombs

Author: David Drake
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429911726
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Return to the the epic tale of the Lord of the Isles, David Drake's saga of magic and might. For the first time in a thousand years, the Kingdom of the Isles has a government and a real ruler: Prince Garric of Haft. The enemies joining against him intend to destroy not only the kingdom but humankind as well. The rebels gathering in the West outnumber the royal army and the magic they wield can strike into the heart of the palace itself, but far greater dangers lie behind those. On the far fringes of the Isles, ancient powers ready themselves for a titanic struggle in which human beings are mere pawns--or fodder! Reptilian and insect monsters from out of the ages march on the kingdom, commanded by wizards no longer human or never human at all. If unchecked, their ravening slaughter will sweep over the Isles as destructively as a flood of lava. Garric, ripped from his time and body, must make new allies if he and his kingdom are to survive. Watching them all from the blackness of a tomb walled off in time and space, the Mistress waits... And her fangs drip poison! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Night In The Catacombs

Author: David M. Kiely
Editor: Lilliput PressLtd
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In this gathering of ten stories, beginning and ending over Dublin's River Poddle, David M Kiely merges history with fiction to illuminate mysteries that have baffled literary scholars for generations. Could the interlocutor in Minot's Tower reveal the precise nature of Dean Swift's dementia? What odd adventures befell Goldsmith on his European excursion? Did Wolfe Tone's brother provide a source for Maria Edgeworth's novels? What was George Moore's reaction to his extraordinary portrait by Manet? Was James Joyce's secret visit to Dublin nurturing an incipient Work in Progress? Were Somerville and Ross in extra-mundane communion? It is a measure of the skill of Kiely's writing - grounded in historical detail, brilliantly observed, stylistically various and exact - that these questions seem not implausible. His findings are often wry, occasionally irreverent, morbid and even brutal, but the reader is left in no doubt that the writers in this work have earned Ireland a special place in the literature of English-speaking peoples. Among the stories we find Brendan Behan, master of ceremonies, carrying out a grotesque experiment in a Fitzwilliam Street drinking den in 1947; the nine-year old Sean O'Casey encountering Maud Gonne and her menagerie; a post-coital Wilfrid Blunt and Lady Gregory discussing the rights of small nations; the madness of Dean Swift explored in a vision in St. Patrick's bell-tower. 'A Night in the Catacombs' is an extraordinary début collection of fictions.

The Roman Catacombs

Author: Rev. James Spencer Northcote
Editor: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1622823796
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Enter into the shadows of the Roman catacombs where early Christians attended Mass and hid in fear from Roman soldiers seeking their death for refusing to renounce the Christian Faith. You’ll read dramatic acts of faith and courage as Fr. James Spencer Northcote, the world-renowned 19th-century expert on the catacombs, relates the intense belowground life of the catacombs. For over three centuries, Christians buried their dead in often elaborate crypts hollowed out for them underground by fossors — designated diggers whose status was just below that of deacons and priests. With scores of maps and illustrations in these pages, you’ll see that the architecture of many crypts was as elaborate as buildings above-ground, creating under the streets and fields of Rome a second-city—indeed, a Christian city in the very heart of pagan Rome—graced with broad underground tunnels and large rooms where assemblies could be held. In good times and in bad, during peace and during persecutions, the catacombs were central to the vibrant life of the early Church, whose history is here retold from its creation to its eventual decline, loss, and then, hundreds of years later, its rediscovery.

The Catacombs

Author: James Stevenson
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The history of the catacombs is parallel to the history of early Christianity itself. And James Stevenson traces this crucial era with precision, bringing to light facts which are often misinterpreted or shrouded in legend. -- back cover.

Mad Maxxx Children Of The Catacombs

Author: T. Styles
Editor: The Cartel Publications
ISBN: 0989084507
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What do you get when you put a group of vagrants, alcoholics, drug addicts, murderers and troubled teenagers, in a dark tunnel alone? T. Styles' next twisted novel, Mad MaXXX: Children of The Catacombs! After being blamed for a crime she didn't commit, Madjesty (from the RAUNCHY series) retreats to the Catacombs, a tunnel nicknamed by the homeless who live there. Although the conditions are less than habitable, she discovers some painful things about herself, through the eyes of people more tormented than she is. Despite the rats, public sex exploitations, violence and the mystery of never really knowing the people around you, Madjesty is the most comfortable she's ever been in her life. With them she feels right at home. Until Everest comes into the picture, with her tall tales that only Madjesty doesn't buy. Although it's obvious to others around Madjesty, that she may be falling in love, she avoids it at all cost. After all, every female she has ever cared for was murdered or violently ripped from her life, twisting her mind up in the process. Even though she avoids the affections of Everest, she finds love anyway in a 5-year old named Pickles, who was born in the Catacombs and abandoned by his mother soon after. Before long Madjesty appears to be getting her life together, but there is one problem, Wicked, the power-hungry self-proclaimed leader, doesn't want her there. He's doing everything he can to have her removed from the Catacombs, even if it means taking her life. Mad MaXXX is a look into the mind of T. Styles, and readers are in for an original ride never seen before in urban fiction. Strap in your seat belt and enjoy!

Martyr Of The Catacombs

Author: James DeMille
Editor: Kregel Classics
ISBN: 9780825444227
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A young Roman army captain in the third century is confronted by the brutalities endured by Christians. The solidity of their faith in the midst of persecution prompts Marcellus to convert, despite knowing it could cost him his life. Told through fictional characters, Martyr of the Catacombs will help the reader understand the history of the early church and the severe persecution it experienced.

The Church In The Catacombs A Description Of The Primitive Church Of Rome Illustrated By Its Sepulchral Remains

Author: Charles MAITLAND (Author of “The Church in the Catacombs.”.)
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The Martyr Of The Catacombs

Author: Christian Light Publications, Incorporated
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ISBN: 9780878139576
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The Catacombs And The Colosseum

Author: Stephen Benko
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Subterranean Rome

Author: L. V. Rutgers
Editor: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
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The catacombs - the long underground galleries into which the early Christian community of Rome buried its dead - have always fascinated visitors to Rome. Containing the graves of hundreds of thousands of early Christian believers, as well as the tombs of famous martyrs and no less famous popes, the catacombs are truly awe-inspiring places. It is here, in the dark and winding galleries of these enormous subterranean "cities of the dead", that one encounters the earliest physical evidence of a community that changed the course of Western civilization once and for all. In this long-awaited book - the first general study on the catacombs to appear in English in a long time - readers are taken on an underground tour by one of the world's foremost specialists in catacomb archaeology. In addition to providing practical information for those wishing to enter the catacombs as visitors or pilgrims, this book explains how recent archaeological discoveries in the catacombs of Rome have changed (and continue to change) our understanding of how Rome's early Christian community expressed its faith while coping with the realities of everyday life. This book is essential reading for all those wishing to possess an up-to-date manual on why the early Christian and the Jewish catacombs occupy a place of such central importance in the celebrations surrounding the year 2000.

The Martyr Of The Catacombs

Author: Anonymous
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625582196
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Told through fictional characters, Martyr of the Catacombs will help the reader understand the history of the early church and the severe persecution it experienced.

Women Of The Catacombs

Author: Wallace L. Daniel
Editor: NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
ISBN: 9781501754401
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"This book offers an intimate portrait of two courageous young Russian women and their struggles to maintain their integrity and personal values in Stalin's Russia, from the 1930s to the 1950s" --

The Church In The Catacombs

Author: Charles Maitland
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The Catacombs Of Rome And Paris

Author: Charles River Editors
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ISBN: 9781692577766
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*Includes pictures *Includes a bibliography for further reading An inexplicable draft of wind dances across the dirt floors of the narrow passageway, which seems to stretch on with no end. The flickering flames of the torches mounted onto the rough, sandpaper-like walls of stone create eerie shadows on the dirt floors. One can hear the disembodied whispers intermingling with the chill of the musty air, prompting the hair on many people's arms to raise. Logically speaking, this is nothing more than the trick of the mind, but the whispers unquestionably feel tangible and real, especially considering the visitor is in the company of thousands upon thousands of corpses stacked onto the walls from floor to ceiling. This kind of imagery is often what springs to mind at the mention of the Roman catacombs, but there was so much more to these underground cemeteries. In the late 18th century, as political unrest stirred in the heart of Paris, local residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the city's urban cemeteries faced a pressing crisis: the putrefying stink of rotting corpses, many of which were likely friends and family members, crept into every house and business due to overflowing burial grounds. The city's population had long since outgrown its centuries-old cemeteries, and mass graves packed tightly with corpses lay open for months at a time, sometimes upwards of a year, as they waited for more bodies to join. Before long, over-filled charnel houses spilled bones into their neighboring churches. During and after the Enlightenment, science was a popular tool, and many began to question the potential health detriments that such ongoing decay might bring. With growing concerns and rising complaints, the anciens regime of France took steps to begin the long process of transferring old bones from charnel houses and old graves into the miles of tunnels beneath the city streets, now known as the Paris Catacombs. As the French government engaged in this initial step, however, a revolution broke out across the country, initially bringing moderate change before transitioning into a brutal Reign of Terror by the revolutionaries. The chaos would witness a frightened return to a more moderate republic, and finally the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, yet throughout all of this upheaval, the topic of burial reform in Paris remained pressing and the conversation began to shift from merely a practical issue of space and health to a discussion that included legislators, priests, moralists, and everyday citizens. Put simply, the newly formed government had to decide what to do with the dead, no matter the politics. The Catacombs of Rome and Paris: The History and Legacy of Europe's Most Famous Ossuaries examines the origins of these necropolises, their development throughout the years, and the period of rediscovery that put these subterranean cemeteries on the map. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Roman and Parisian catacombs like never before.

The Catacombs Of Paris

Author: Charles River Editors
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ISBN: 9781086159677
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*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of contemporary accounts *Includes a bibliography for further reading In the late 18th century, as political unrest stirred in the heart of Paris, local residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the city's urban cemeteries faced a pressing crisis: the putrefying stink of rotting corpses, many of which were likely friends and family members, crept into every house and business due to overflowing burial grounds. The city's population had long since outgrown its centuries-old cemeteries, and mass graves packed tightly with corpses lay open for months at a time, sometimes upwards of a year, as they waited for more bodies to join. Before long, over-filled charnel houses spilled bones into their neighboring churches. During and after the Enlightenment, science was a popular tool, and many began to question the potential health detriments that such ongoing decay might bring. With growing concerns and rising complaints, the anciens regime of France took steps to begin the long process of transferring old bones from charnel houses and old graves into the miles of tunnels beneath the city streets, now known as the Paris Catacombs. As the French government engaged in this initial step, however, a revolution broke out across the country, initially bringing moderate change before transitioning into a brutal Reign of Terror by the revolutionaries. The chaos would witness a frightened return to a more moderate republic, and finally the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, yet throughout all of this upheaval, the topic of burial reform in Paris remained pressing and the conversation began to shift from merely a practical issue of space and health to a discussion that included legislators, priests, moralists, and everyday citizens. Put simply, the newly formed government had to decide what to do with the dead, no matter the politics. The Catacombs of Paris: The History of the City's Underground Ossuaries and Burial Network looks at the architectural history of the catacombs, the events that inspired their establishment, and what they're like to this day. Along with pictures depicting important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Catacombs of Paris like never before.

Heavenly Bodies

Author: Paul Koudounaris
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ISBN: 9780500251959
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A visual history of the remains of the saints and holy relics found in the subterranean passageways and tombs beneath Rome, featuring skeletons dressed in elaborate silks and lace, wigs, crowns jewels and armor. 10,000 first printing.

A Night In The Catacombs

Author: David M. Kiely
Editor: Lilliput PressLtd
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In this gathering of ten stories, beginning and ending over Dublin's River Poddle, David M Kiely merges history with fiction to illuminate mysteries that have baffled literary scholars for generations. Could the interlocutor in Minot's Tower reveal the precise nature of Dean Swift's dementia? What odd adventures befell Goldsmith on his European excursion? Did Wolfe Tone's brother provide a source for Maria Edgeworth's novels? What was George Moore's reaction to his extraordinary portrait by Manet? Was James Joyce's secret visit to Dublin nurturing an incipient Work in Progress? Were Somerville and Ross in extra-mundane communion? It is a measure of the skill of Kiely's writing - grounded in historical detail, brilliantly observed, stylistically various and exact - that these questions seem not implausible. His findings are often wry, occasionally irreverent, morbid and even brutal, but the reader is left in no doubt that the writers in this work have earned Ireland a special place in the literature of English-speaking peoples. Among the stories we find Brendan Behan, master of ceremonies, carrying out a grotesque experiment in a Fitzwilliam Street drinking den in 1947; the nine-year old Sean O'Casey encountering Maud Gonne and her menagerie; a post-coital Wilfrid Blunt and Lady Gregory discussing the rights of small nations; the madness of Dean Swift explored in a vision in St. Patrick's bell-tower. 'A Night in the Catacombs' is an extraordinary début collection of fictions.

The Catacombs Of Chaos A Lottie Lipton Adventure

Author: Dan Metcalf
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472927575
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Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie has lived in the British Museum all her life - she thought she knew it like the back of her hand! But when she finds herself locked in a secret tunnel deep beneath the museum she starts to worry that she might never find her way out. Can Lottie, Uncle Bert and Reg find their way out of the tunnel by solving puzzles in the maze of passageways? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.

The Catacombs Of Paris

Author: Kassandra J. Frey
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Under Paris lies a network of tunnels spanning 11,000 square meters of surface area (Schomburg, 2005). The beginnings of this tunnel system date back to around the 12th century, created unintentionally by people quarrying limestone. Limestone was used to build many of the structures in Paris at this time (Fronteau et al., 2010). The limestone was formed over a period of many years due to the variety of organisms that lived and died during the environmental changes that took place in Paris roughly 40 million years ago (Huyghe et al., 2012). The tunnels that had been created with the extraction of the limestone were then largely forgotten about until they became unstable. After a series of cave-ins in the 1700s the tunnels were reinforced and repurposed. Despite the reinforcement, the tunnel system cannot support tall buildings even to this day, and as such is a major factor in the current city-scape (Fronteau et al., 2010). During the 14th century the popularity of being buried on consecrated ground, coupled with the astounding number of deaths attributed to the bubonic plague was causing a second structural issue in Paris. Les Innocentes became a well-known burial ground in the city, however it was ill equipped to handle the demand for burial space (Harding, 2002). The large number of bodies placed in the cemetery originally fostered an immense population of decomposition bacteria, which contributed to rapid decomposition, however the bones could not be removed fast enough to accommodate the growing need for burial space (Harding, 2002). After a series of mass burials the cemetery also collapsed into an adjacent basement, signaling a need for more burial space outside the city (Harding, 2000). To combat the issue of the collapsing tunnels and later the overflowing cemetery, King Louis XVI created the General Inspectorate of Paris Quarries (IGC) in 1777 (Archer, 2013). Originally, the IGC’s task was to stabilize and monitor the underground tunnels, but as the cemeteries filled up faster and faster they were also ordered to move skeletal remains down to the tunnels (Archer, 2013). In 1786 a portion of the tunnels became consecrated, and over time more remains were interred there. The General Inspectorate of Paris Quarries is largely responsible for the structures still visible in the Catacombs today (Archer, 2013). A comprehensive understanding of the Paris Catacombs is enriched by cultural and biological anthropology perspectives and knowledge from the fields of epidemiology, osteology, and geology. Looking through all these lenses allows us to see the catacombs’ broader context. When examining this broader context, not only are the catacombs more interesting, they are also much more useful academically. As such, the Catacombs of Paris demonstrate an epidemiological, geological, and historical relevance to the field of anthropology.