ST. PETER'S BASILICA
Originally produced as part of the "Vatican City" series
by Dr. Neidinger in 2003, this program on St. Peter's
Basilica features new photos, groundplans, and
diagrams not included in the 2003 version.
St. Peter was martyred on and buried on the Mons
Vaticanus in Rome. Some 300 years later the Emperor
Constantine ordered a basilica built over his grave. But
were Peter’s bones still there? For more than 1200
years Christian pilgrims came to Constantine's basilica
to pay homage to Peter. But finally, the basilica being
nearly in ruins, the popes decided it had to be rebuilt.
Over the years the greatest Renaissance masters
would apply their talents to the rebuilding, culminating in
the magnificent dome of Michelangelo. But it would not
be until the 20th century that the mystery of Peter’s
bones was solved.
One lecture on DVD
114 DVD. $10.00.