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#5796: Confessio

Photo 5796: Confessio - St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Photo Details

Photo ID
5796
Credit
Title
Confessio
Caption
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.
Geotag
41.902181° N, 12.453346° E
Uploaded
May 25, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600