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(Yahoo)   Ever wanted to tour the 2000-year old "Priscilla Catacombs" buried under Vatican City? Google maps has got you covered   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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2835 clicks; posted to Geek » on 20 Nov 2013 at 12:17 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-11-20 12:18:48 PM  
Then why are we linking to Yahoo?
 
2013-11-20 12:32:56 PM  

StroboscopicCamel: Then why are we linking to Yahoo?


Look, a link aggregator like fark isn't enough of a middleman.  You need at least 3.
 
2013-11-20 12:58:56 PM  
Ah, I guess that's why I'm not a web gajillionaire.
 
2013-11-20 01:02:53 PM  
Ever wanted to tour the 2000-year old "Priscilla Catacombs" buried under Vatican City?

...well to bad, here's an article about it but no link to actually view.
 
2013-11-20 01:17:50 PM  
Came for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade reference and leaving disappointed.
 
2013-11-20 01:19:28 PM  
"Nice beaver"
 
2013-11-20 01:27:59 PM  

mistrmind: Came for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade reference and leaving disappointed.


The last time I watched it, something bugged me. when Indy escapes from the catacombs, he comes up out of a manhole like 50 feet from the museum. So.... nobody found this tomb in all that time? there should have been Ed Norton all over that shiat. Eh, maybe italian sewer works are exceptionally lazy.
 
2013-11-20 01:31:11 PM  

micah1701: Ever wanted to tour the 2000-year old "Priscilla Catacombs" buried under Vatican City?

...well to bad, here's an article about it but no link to actually view.


Seriously. W T F, f*ck you subby.

Anyone got an actual link?
 
2013-11-20 01:33:52 PM  
So, two things... One, a Yahoo news article about a Google product strikes me as hilarious for some reason. And two, wtf is up with the animation on the logo? What is it supposed to be? A ghostly voting booth comes in and dicks around with the exclamation point and then disappears?
 
2013-11-20 01:36:02 PM  
Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.
 
2013-11-20 01:38:36 PM  

ikanreed: StroboscopicCamel: Then why are we linking to Yahoo?

Look, a link aggregator like fark isn't enough of a middleman.  You need at least 3.


Exactly.

We should get a link to a Gawker 'article,' which has a link to the Yahoo write-up.
 
2013-11-20 02:15:32 PM  

kobrakai: Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.


Thank you, Now who's a bigger farking asshole/ the vatican, yahoo, or subby?

trick question.
 
2013-11-20 02:19:52 PM  

kobrakai: Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.


I gotta say ..that looks nothing at all like what Professor Jones taught me. That must be the one they show all the tourists.
 
2013-11-20 02:20:06 PM  
"catacombs" huh.
It's just an old building with a bunch of bodies sealed in concrete in the basement.
Hell, my uncle has one of those.

Hell, even I have one of those.

What's the big deal?
 
2013-11-20 02:20:47 PM  

sure haven't: micah1701: Ever wanted to tour the 2000-year old "Priscilla Catacombs" buried under Vatican City?

...well to bad, here's an article about it but no link to actually view.

Seriously. W T F, f*ck you subby.

Anyone got an actual link?


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-11-20 02:26:27 PM  

kobrakai: Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.


It seems like there are a lot of houses and cars in those catacombs.
 
2013-11-20 02:37:12 PM  
I'd be more intersed to dig around and see if we can find parts of the old Constantine St. Peters.
 
2013-11-20 02:38:44 PM  
 
2013-11-20 02:45:59 PM  

kobrakai: Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.


I Binged it.
 
2013-11-20 03:13:43 PM  

Fano: mistrmind: Came for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade reference and leaving disappointed.

The last time I watched it, something bugged me. when Indy escapes from the catacombs, he comes up out of a manhole like 50 feet from the museum. So.... nobody found this tomb in all that time? there should have been Ed Norton all over that shiat. Eh, maybe italian sewer works are exceptionally lazy.


Who said they didn't know it was there? Catacombs under a medieval church are usually a given. It was the significance of the crusader's tomb that was overlooked. The fact that really should have bothered you is extensive catacombs under a Venetian church. The water table and poor soil made what we saw impossible.
 
2013-11-20 04:00:17 PM  
If you ever get a chance to go to Rome, contact the scavi (Vatican excavation office) to set up a tour of the catacombs. It is pretty awesome. They still have 1st century tombs of roman senators with the paint still looking fresh on them. They have gates with the family urns inside and the slaves are buried right outside in something that resembles a whack a mole board. Very interesting whatever your religious views or non views are.
 
2013-11-20 04:16:41 PM  
www.virtual-history.com

I'd tour her catacombs
 
2013-11-20 04:28:56 PM  

USCLaw2010: If you ever get a chance to go to Rome, contact the scavi (Vatican excavation office) to set up a tour of the catacombs. It is pretty awesome. They still have 1st century tombs of roman senators with the paint still looking fresh on them. They have gates with the family urns inside and the slaves are buried right outside in something that resembles a whack a mole board. Very interesting whatever your religious views or non views are.


Seconded. It's really impressive.
 
2013-11-20 05:54:28 PM  

Joe Peanut: Linky link to the webby web.


....which is why I come to Fark comments.  thankyou
 
2013-11-20 07:38:36 PM  
My google-fu is weak. I'm trying to find a map of the catacombs, but all I come up with are links to Google maps of the catacombs. Anyone have a clever idea?
 
2013-11-20 07:56:07 PM  
Way too many dead ends in this catacomb. Where is the Great Queen Spider? Where's the Meeting Hall of the Hare Club for Men?

I did find some interactive maps of three other catacombs, just not the Catacomb of Priscilla.
 
2013-11-20 08:20:16 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Fano: mistrmind: Came for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade reference and leaving disappointed.

The last time I watched it, something bugged me. when Indy escapes from the catacombs, he comes up out of a manhole like 50 feet from the museum. So.... nobody found this tomb in all that time? there should have been Ed Norton all over that shiat. Eh, maybe italian sewer works are exceptionally lazy.

Who said they didn't know it was there? Catacombs under a medieval church are usually a given. It was the significance of the crusader's tomb that was overlooked. The fact that really should have bothered you is extensive catacombs under a Venetian church. The water table and poor soil made what we saw impossible.


That was a given that Venice shouldn't really have anything underground, much like New Orleans.

Anyhow, Ezio comes back out a sewer grate connected to the endpoint treasure room in Assassin's Creed after going through gigantic temple trap chambers so perhaps I shouldn't fuss. Still, it just clicked as a "heeey, wait a minute, the catacombs that were cleverly hidden by an ancient X marks the spot puzzle has an exit to a modern street."
 
2013-11-20 08:37:39 PM  

Fano: mistrmind: Came for Indiana Jones The Last Crusade reference and leaving disappointed.

The last time I watched it, something bugged me. when Indy escapes from the catacombs, he comes up out of a manhole like 50 feet from the museum. So.... nobody found this tomb in all that time? there should have been Ed Norton all over that shiat. Eh, maybe italian sewer works are exceptionally lazy.


I got bugged a little before that when he struck a match in a room full of petroleum vapor and didn't immediately explode. Also swimming through that shiat would have blinded him. It's still a movie I really like and given the objects in all Indiana Jones movies have some magical properties, they aren't the most realistic films. But I would hope for some verisimilitude where possible.
 
2013-11-20 10:09:16 PM  

kobrakai: Holy crap. All this complaining and you didn't even google it?  Here ya lazy bums.


Oh, great! I can't remember which way I turned and now I'm lost. And worse, I think Dan Brown has been following me. I may get bored to death.
 
2013-11-21 04:59:00 AM  
priscilla and aquila were awesome people:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priscilla_and_Aquila
 
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