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Christian catacombs of Rome


The cubicles of the sacraments

The cubicles of the sacraments

© Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra

Passing through imposing galleries full of loculi, we reach five small chambers, truly family tombs, commonly known as the cubicles of the Sacraments, and particularly important for their frescoes.

The frescoes can be dated to the beginning of the III century and represent symbolically the sacraments of Baptism and of the Eucharist. We find depicted also the prophet Jona, a symbol of the resurrection.