Didn’t Know the Relics of St. Peter Could be Seen

Didn’t Know the Relics of St. Peter Could be Seen September 15, 2015

I missed this when it first ran. I wonder if the relics are still on display? They should let them do a scan of the skull and see if a forensics guy could reconstruct what Peter looked like.

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  • Alas, facial reconstruction doesn’t seem possible, since only a few fragments of the skull were found. There is a (partial?) skull, long thought to be Peter’s, preserved at the Lateran basilica. How or if the two match up, I don’t recall.

    Much better than this poorly researched article are the captivating accounts by J.E. Wash and Prof. Guarducci herself. You can actually read the full text of both books here.

    http://stpetersbasilica.info/Necropolis/Scavi.htm

    The whole website is a gold mine of information on St. Peter’s.