Archaeology & History
Saints buried alive in ancient Rome
By T.K. Randall
April 24, 2011 · 11 comments
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Two skeletons found in a crypt are believed to be of two saints buried alive almost 2000 years ago.
The remains are thought to be those of Chrysanthus and Daria, a husband and wife who were killed for spreading Christianity. "This has been a very rare opportunity to be able to study bones and other relics that relate directly back to a legend that has been passed on for almost 2,000 years," says Ezio Fulcheri of the University of Genoa.
Two skeletons discovered in a crypt in an Italian cathedral are those of Christian saints who were martyred in ancient Rome, experts have claimed. Scientists say all the evidence suggests the bones do belong to Chrysanthus and Daria, who were killed in 283AD for spreading Christianity.
Source: Daily Mail
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