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#7520: Slab from St. Paul's Tomb (Replica)

Photo 7520: Slab from St. Paul's Tomb (Replica) - San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome

Photo Details

Photo ID
7520
Date
2006-07-18
Location
San Paolo fuori le Mura, Rome
Description
Replica of the marble slab placed over the tomb of Saint Paul in the Constantinian period (early 4th century). It measures 2.12 x 1.27 m and was about 4.5 m above St. Paul's sarcophagus. A new censer was placed through the round hole on the festival day of the saint each year. The rectangular openings, cut later than the round one, were used to introduce objects into the saint's tomb, which pilgrims could then bring home for veneration. Displayed in San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul Outside the Walls), Rome, Italy.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
4000 x 2545 px
File Size
2.71 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
41.858606° N, 12.476877° E
Date Digitized
July 18, 2006
Date Uploaded
March 22, 2011
Credit
Holly Hayes