“The City of the Dead” open to visitors. Historic decision by the Vatican

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4 min readNov 25, 2023

The underground “City of the Dead” will, for the first time in history, be open to visitors. Until now, access to the ancient necropolis was limited to scientists.

[Photo: Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

The Vatican Museums are immensely popular among the faithful and beyond. In 2022, over 5 million people admired the greatest treasures of the popes. While this number is…