A catacomb is an underground tunnel that is used to hold and bury dead bodies. Many of them were made in the Roman Empire.
Use in music
The Catacombs is the eighth movement from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky. It describes of loud and soft sounds of echoes in catacombs.
Images for kids
Jesus and his twelve apostles, fresco with the Chi-Rho symbol ☧, Catacombs of Domitilla, Rome.
Grave niches in the Catacombs of Domitilla, Rome.