ST PETER’S TOMB

 

Dionysius of Corinth wrote the following to the Church in Rome, thanking the Romans for their financial help, in about 170AD: "You have thus … bound together the planting of Peter and of Paul at Rome and Corinth. For both of them planted and likewise taught us in our Corinth. And they taught together in like manner in Italy, and suffered martyrdom at the same time".

 

Pic # 0086 “Toward Upper Niche of St. Peter’” in St Peters, St. P Basilica Various Days, To St Peter tomb, shows the stairway down to the upper niche of what proved to be St. Peter’s tomb below after many years of archeological excavation. This area was built before the bones of St. Peter were found because tradition has always said that they were there.

 

St Peter’s tomb itself can be seen in a “scavi” tour. That is Italian for excavation. Arrangements must be made several months in advance. No pictures are allowed.

 

See Scavi Tour Text copy.doc in St Peters folder.