There are around 300km of catacombs in Rome holding the bones of thousands of people. Many of the catacombs date from the 4th century BC and the bones of early saints and popes are held in some of them. Like the catacombs in Paris, this is a popular sight, where else can a nun take you on a guided tour through eerie underground passageways stacked with thousands of human bones. The most popular catacombs are San Callisto and San Sebastiano, both located on the old Appian Way.
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