Topic ID #10411 - posted 4/18/2011 3:08 AM

Legendary Saints Were Real, Buried Alive, Study Hints



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Legendary Saints Were Real, Buried Alive, Study Hints
Bones of a Roman couple—killed for being Christian—may have been identified.
Ker Than
for National Geographic News
Published April 15, 2011

The skeletons of two married, early-Christian saints—said to have been buried alive nearly 2,000 years ago—may have been identified in Italy, scientists announced Thursday.

Analysis of the skeletons—sealed off for centuries in an Italian cathedral until recently—seems to support the legend of Chrysanthus and Daria, who are said to have been persecuted in the city of Rome for being Christians.


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