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#5756: Confessio

Photo 5756: Confessio - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Photo Details

Photo ID
5756
Date
2006-07-17
Location
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Description
The Confessio, a 17th-century sunken chapel honoring the confession of St. Peter that led to his martyrdom on Vatican Hill. His tomb is behind the Niche of the Pallium, the illuminated part seen in this photo.

The niche contains a silver coffer with fabrics (each known as a "pallium") woven from the wool of lambs blessed on the feast of St. Agnes (Jan 21) and given to patriarchs and metropolitans as a reminder of the Church's unity.
Camera
NIKON D50
Resolution
2910 x 1884 px
File Size
3.78 MB
Geotag
41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
Date Digitized
July 17, 2006
Date Uploaded
May 25, 2010
Credit
David Joyal