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The fisherman's tomb : the true story of the Vatican's secret search / John O'Neill, with Sarah Wynne and Katie Clark.

O'Neill, John, (author.). Wynne, Sarah, (author.). Clark, Katie, 1977- (author.).

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  • 2 of 4 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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4 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cleveland County Main Library 225.93 ONE (Text) 22281500138019 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/24/2018
Hudson (Fontana) Religion & Phil 225.9 ONE (Text) 39493108343601 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Lewisville Branch 225.93 O (Text) 0112522064662 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 10/27/2018
Wilkes County Public Library 225.9 ONE (Text) 50501011600224 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681921402
  • ISBN: 1681921405
  • Physical Description: 205 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Huntington, Indianna : Our Sunday Visitor, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-204).
Formatted Contents Note:
The Visit -- George Strake -- Peter -- The Great Fire of Rome -- Vatican Hill -- Pius's Gamble -- Pope Pius XII and His Team -- The Clues in the Vatican Library -- Into the City of the Dead -- Inside the Tomb -- The Three Amigos -- The War -- The Flood and the Curse -- Margherita Guarducci -- The Inscriptions Speak -- The Bones Speak -- Ferrua's Revenge -- The Necropolis Uncovered -- Guarducci Alone: A New Beginning -- Return of the Apostle -- The Great Persecution and Helena.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades -- a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter -- a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church -- was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible sometimes shocking, story of the seventy-five-year search and its key players has never been fully told -- until now. The quest would pit one of the twentieth century's most talented archaeologists -- a woman -- against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman's Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds,"--page [4] of cover.
Subject: Peter, the Apostle, Saint.
Catholic Church.
Christian antiquities > Vatican City.
Apostles.
Tombs.
Archaeologists > Italy.
Vatican City > Antiquities.
Vatican City > History.

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