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Situated along the Appian way, these catacombs were built around the end of the 2nd century, with some hypogea that are private and some that are used by the Roman Catholic church. It takes its name from the deacon Saint Callixtus. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs are buried, form part of a complex graveyard that occupies fifteen hectares and is almost twenty kilometers long. Some 500,000 bodies are said to be buried here. No pictures are allowed in the catacombs but admission fees are required and postcards are available in the souvenir shop.
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