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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Solutions of second enigma

Hello our names are Mariano and Daniel

Enigma 1


No dead man may be cremated nor buried in the City

It means the Twelve Tables and is in the city of Rome


Loculus is a Latin word literally meaning little place and was used in a number of senses including to indicate a satchel

Cubiculum: an underground burial chamber in Imperial Rome, such as those found in the catacombs

An arcosolium is an arched recess used as a place of entombment.

Lucernarium: Each of the openings in the ceiling provided light in the catacombs to the ambulatory.

Criptae: a crypt is a chamber of rock, typically under the floor of a church

Enigma 3

Lara founds in the catacombs of Rome
Kriophoroi and "The Good Shepherd"

"Christ, the Good Shepherd",[9] illustrating the pericope in the Gospel of John, and also the second-century Christian literary work The Shepherd of Hermas

The Good Shepherd is a common motif from the Catacombs of Rome (Gardner, 10, fig 54) and in sarcophagus reliefs, where Christian and pagan symbolism is often combined, making secure identifications difficult. The theme does appear in the wall-paintings of the baptistery of the house-church at Dura-Europos before 256 CE, and more familiarly in sixth-century Christian mosaics, as in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia at Ravenna, and there is a famous free-standing sculpture, said to be of about 300AD, and made for a Christian, in the Vatican Museums.

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