Crypts

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Possible Answers: TOMBS.

Last seen on: L.A. Times Daily Crossword – Jun 22 2022

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Catacombs are man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice. Any chamber used as a burial place is a catacomb, although the word is most commonly associated with the Roman Empire.

The first place to be referred to as catacombs was the system of underground tombs between the 2nd and 3rd milestones of the Appian Way in Rome, where the bodies of the apostles Peter and Paul, among others, were said to have been buried. The name of that place in Late Latin was L.L. fem. nom. pl. n. catacumbas (sing. catacumba) a word of obscure origin, possibly deriving from a proper name, or else a derivation of the Latin phrase catatumbas, “among the tombs”. The word referred originally only to the Roman catacombs, but was extended by 1836 to refer to any subterranean receptacle of the dead, as in the 18th-century Paris catacombs. The ancient Christians carved the first catacombs from soft tufa rock. (ref)” (world book enclyclopedia, page 296)

All Roman catacombs were located outside city walls since it was illegal to bury a dead body within the city, providing “a place…where martyrs tombs could be openly marked” and commemorative services and feasts held safely on sacred days.

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