Christian burial sites
St. Paul’s catacombs in Rabat, Malta.
Roman law prohibited burials within the city. That is why St Paul’s Catacombs are located on the outskirts of the old Roman capital Melite (today’s Mdina). Serving as a burial ground from Punic and Roman times, the site represents the earliest and largest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. The catacombs form a typical complex of interconnected underground Roman cemeteries that were in use up to the 7th, and possibly the 8th centuries AD. In Malta there are many other ancient Christian burial sites, such as St. Agatha’s and Ta’ Bistra catacombs.+
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