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The Catacombs of San Gennaro are the original burial site of Saint Januarius. The catacombs are located in the Sanita quarter next to the San Gennaro temple.
Previously, this area was located outside the city, so it was used for burials. Two non-intersecting corridors were created underground. The original core was formed in II – III century as a result of the expansion of the `` lower vestibule ''. Subsequently, the covered galleries of the lower corridors branched off from it.
"Upper vestibule"; the catacomb was decorated with frescoes dating from the 2nd century. The main elements that characterize the upper catacombs are – basilica major and a small 'crypt of the bishops'. The basilica is located next to the tomb of St. Januarius, and some Neapolitan bishops were also buried near it. The basilica was completely hewn out of tuff. Today it houses numerous frescoes dated by the V – VI centuries.
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Topic: Catacombs of San Gennaro in Italy, Naples resort.