The tombs of St Peter & St Paul. Translated from the German by John Murray S.J.
London, Secker & Warburg 1959.
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8vo. (4)+247+(5)pp, text ills and plans including a double-page plan as frontis, 40 photo plates. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
English-language edition of this lucid account by the Jesuit archaeologist Engelbert Kirschbaum of the excavations of the early Christian tombs (‘the city of the dead’) under the Confessio of St. Peter’s in Rome, and of the sometimes puzzling archaeological evidence for the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul.