Saint Paul's Tomb Found?

Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.

An early church was constructed at the site of the tomb and was replaced by another in the 4th century. When that church was destroyed by fire in the 19th century, a new basilica was constructed over the grave. "We were always certain that the tomb had to be there beneath the papal altar," said Giorgio Filippi, the Vatican archaeologist who headed the project.