Ancient prison which housed St Peter re-opens in Rome

Jul 20, 2016 1194

An ancient Roman prison, where Saints Peter and Paul are said to have been incarcerated, has been re-opened to the public in Rome following a lengthy restoration.

The 3,000-year-old Carcer Tullianum is located under a 16th-century church overlooking the Roman Forum, but has been closed to the public for over a year so that archaeologists could learn more about the site and install a new multimedia itinerary for visitors.

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