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The Fisherman’s Tomb

A Texas oilman. A brilliant female archaeologist. An unknown world underneath the Vatican.

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 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told — until now.

Join author John O’Neill as we explore the quest that would pit one of the 20th century’s most talented archaeologists against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman’s Tomb is a story of the triumph of genius against all odds.

Saturday 9 October, 10am-11am

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Suitable for adults. Free event and bookings are essential.

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