31/05/1578 Roman catacombs are accidentally rediscovered
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Laborers digging for pozzolana earth found a hidden underground chamber. It belonged to the forgotten system of burial places under Rome. First chambers were built in 2nd century AD. One of first known archeologists, and Antonio Bosio (1576 – 1629) dedicated his life to the systematic study of the catacombs.
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