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The Resource The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search, John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark

The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search, John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark

Label
The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search
Title
The fisherman's tomb
Title remainder
the true story of the Vatican's secret search
Statement of responsibility
John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades -- a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter -- a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church -- was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible sometimes shocking, story of the seventy-five-year search and its key players has never been fully told -- until now. The quest would pit one of the twentieth century's most talented archaeologists -- a woman -- against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds,"--page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
XK4
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Neill, John
Dewey number
225.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR133.I83
LC item number
V38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wynne, Sarah
  • Clark, Katie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peter
  • Pius
  • Strake, George
  • Guarducci, Margherita
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian antiquities
  • Apostles
  • Tombs
  • Archaeologists
  • Vatican City
  • Vatican City
Target audience
adult
Label
The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search, John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The visit -- George Strake -- Peter -- The great fire of Rome -- Vatican Hill -- Pius's gamble -- Pope Pius XII and his team -- The clues in the Vatican Library -- Into the City of the Dead -- Inside the tomb -- The three amigos -- The war -- The flood and the curse -- Margherita Guarducci -- The inscriptions speak -- The bones speak -- Ferrua's revenge -- The necropolis uncovered -- Guarducci alone: a new beginning -- Return of the apostle -- The great persecution and Helena
Control code
ocn1030751209
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
205 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681921402
Lccn
2017964399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search, John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The visit -- George Strake -- Peter -- The great fire of Rome -- Vatican Hill -- Pius's gamble -- Pope Pius XII and his team -- The clues in the Vatican Library -- Into the City of the Dead -- Inside the tomb -- The three amigos -- The war -- The flood and the curse -- Margherita Guarducci -- The inscriptions speak -- The bones speak -- Ferrua's revenge -- The necropolis uncovered -- Guarducci alone: a new beginning -- Return of the apostle -- The great persecution and Helena
Control code
ocn1030751209
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
205 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681921402
Lccn
2017964399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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