At Peter’s Tomb, Virtually

st peterThe Vatican has added a very cool feature to its webpage.  You can now take a virtual tour of the Vatican necropolis, the excavations of the ancient cemetery that still lies below St. Peter’s Basilica, and which includes the tomb of St. Peter.  

It takes a little tinkering to get the hang of exploring around, but it’s as close as you can get to an experience of being there through your computer screen.  They’ve done a great job of putting this together.  Have a look.

And while you’re at it, if you’re up for a little more, be sure to check out the full text of Margherita Guarducci’s famous book The Tomb of St. Peter, first published in 1960.

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