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n. - Cell in Roman catacomb designed to hold a crypt.

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  • The term arcosolium was applied by the primitive Christians to one form of the tombs that exist in the Roman catacombs.
  • A species of tomb similar in all respects but one to the arcosolium is the so-called sepulchrum a mensâ, or table-tomb; in this a rectangular niche takes the place of...
  • It consists of a kind of vaulted alcove or arcosolium (1.88 by 1.11 meters) that was plastered inside.
  • The name of the owner of this conspicuous tomb is engraved above the arcosolium: AMPLIATI. for more
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