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The Resource St. Peter's bones : how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again, Thomas J. Craughwell

St. Peter's bones : how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again, Thomas J. Craughwell

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St. Peter's bones : how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again
Title
St. Peter's bones
Title remainder
how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again
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Thomas J. Craughwell
Title variation
Saint Peter's bones
Title variation remainder
how the relics of the first pope were lost and found, and then lost and found again
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news: the 1100-year-old Basilica of St. Peter suffered from so many structural defects that it was beyond repair. The only solution was to pull down the old church--one of the most venerable churches in Christendom--and erect a new basilica on the site. Incredibly, one of the tombs the builders paved over was the resting place of St. Peter. Then in 1939, while working underground in the Vatican, one workman's shovel struck not dirt or rock but open air. The diggers shone a flashlight through the opening and saw a portion of an ancient Christian mausoleum. An archaeologist was summoned at once, and after inspecting what could be seen through the hole the diggers had made in the mausoleum's roof, he authorized a full-scale excavation. What lay beneath? The answer and the adventure await"--
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10262341
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1956-
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Craughwell, Thomas J.
Dewey number
274.56/34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS2515
LC item number
.C63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Peter
  • Peter
  • Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano
  • Christian antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • HISTORY / Europe / Italy
  • RELIGION / History
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
  • Rome (Italy)
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how the relics of the first pope were lost and found, and then lost and found again
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St. Peter's bones : how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again, Thomas J. Craughwell
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9780307985095.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126)
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on the cult of relics -- An elderly but powerful man -- Search for the name Peter -- The catacombs -- Papal prudence -- Monsignor Kaas's box of bones -- Painful facts -- Archeology isn't algebra -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: List of symbols -- Appendix B : What about St. Paul's bones?
Control code
1023364
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 126 pages
Isbn
9780307985095
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013037086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780307985095
Label
St. Peter's bones : how the relics of the first pope were lost and found ... and then lost and found again, Thomas J. Craughwell
Link
9780307985095.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on the cult of relics -- An elderly but powerful man -- Search for the name Peter -- The catacombs -- Papal prudence -- Monsignor Kaas's box of bones -- Painful facts -- Archeology isn't algebra -- Epilogue -- Appendix A: List of symbols -- Appendix B : What about St. Paul's bones?
Control code
1023364
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 126 pages
Isbn
9780307985095
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013037086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780307985095

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