Antonio Bosio

Also known as

  • Columbus of the Catacombs
  • Father of Christian Archaeology


The first to begin the systematic exploration of the Roman cemeteries. After his death the results of his investigations were edited by the Oratorian Severano and published at the expense of the Order of Malta under the title of “Roma Sotterranea.”



MLA Citation

  • “Antonio Bosio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2019. Web. 2 March 2021. <>