The firs catacombs were created in the Eternal City and that is also where they received their name. It was at first used for a place in Via Sppia, where they mined rock needed to build the fortifications and close to it there was a niche, where St. Sebastian was buried (kata kymbe – it meant close to the niche). Until the year 313, that is the announcement of the ‘Edict of Milan’ by the Emperor Constantine the Great, it was forbidden to bury and cremate the dead within Rome. Therefore they decided to evade this regulation by burying the dead… beneath the surface of the streets and sidewalks of the capital of the Roman Empire. Today, passages of the mysterious underground tombs can be admired by anyone who will come to our Miniature Park.