subterranean passageways used as burial place

A catacomb is an underground tunnel that is used to hold and bury dead bodies. Many of them were made in the Roman Empire.

A procession in the San Callistus catacombs in Rome.

Use in musicEdit

The Catacombs is the eighth movement from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. It describes of loud and soft sounds of echoes in catacombs.

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