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Was St Peter crucified in the Vatican?
The archeologist and graphologist, Margherita Guarducci, who lead the second phase of excavations to identify St Peter鈥檚 tomb in the Vatican Necropolis between 1940-1950, studied the various historic sources arrived at the conclusion that St Peter was crucified in Nero鈥檚 Circus in the Vatican on the 13th October 64A.D.
Why was Saint Peter crucified upside down?
Peter was sentenced to crucifixion in Nero鈥檚 Circus, which was at the foot of the Vatican hill. He was crucified upside down because he did not feel he was worthy enough to be crucified upright like Jesus Christ. Who crucified Saint Peter?
Did Peter die by crucifixion?
The first indication of Peter dying by crucifixion comes directly from these verses in John. According to historical records, Peter died in Rome in AD 64 and he died under the reign of Emperor Nero. By the time Peter died in AD 64 many of the other apostles, possibly all of them, except for John had been martyred.
Who was Saint Peter in the Bible?
In Christian tradition, St. Peter was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. Roman Catholic tradition holds that Jesus established St. Peter as the first pope (Matthew 16:18).