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The Fisherman's Tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search / John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark.

O'Neill, John, (author.).
Book Book (2018.)
Description: 205 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, charts, photographs ; 22 cm.
Publisher: Huntington, Indianna : Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 2018.
1 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 225.93 O'Neill (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Adult Nonfiction BR 133 .I83 V38 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/01/2019

  • ISBN: 9781681921402
  • ISBN: 1681921405
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The Visit -- George Strake -- Peter -- The Great Fire of Rome -- Vatican Hill -- Pius's Gamble -- Pope Pius XII and His Team -- The Clues in the Vatican Library -- Into the City of the Dead -- Inside the Tomb -- The Three Amigos -- The War -- The Flood and the Curse -- Margherita Guarducci -- The Inscriptions Speak -- The Bones Speak -- Ferrua's Revenge -- The Necropolis Uncovered -- Guarducci Alone: A New Beginning -- Return of the Apostle -- The Great Persecution and Helena.
Summary:
"In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades -- a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter, a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church, was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible sometimes shocking, story of the seventy-five-year search and its key players has never been fully told until now. The quest would pit one of the twentieth century's most talented archaeologists, a woman, against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds," -- page [4] of cover.
Authors: Wynne, Sarah, (author.). Clark, Katie, 1977- (author.).
Citation: O'Neill, John. "The Fisherman's Tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search." Huntington, Indianna : Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., 2018.

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