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Tomb of St Peter
Excavations beneath St Peter's Basilica have uncovered part of the original church and a necropolis with what is held to be the Tomb of St Peter. In 1942, the bones of an elderly, strongly built man were found here, in a box hidden behind a wall covered by pilgrims' graffiti. Visits, by guided tour, must be booked in advance – check the website for details.
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