Early Christians were feared and characterized by most Romans as believing in "a strange and illegal superstition." For several reasons, early Christians needed to find space to bury their dead underground. Hence, early Christians began to develop many miles of underground tunnels, forming the Roman Christian catacombs. Today, the catacombs stand as an important archaeological remnant of the early Christian church. To research the catacombs, go to The Christian Catacombs of Rome Web site.
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