Introduction

As early as A.D. 200, the burial place of the great Apostle in the Via Ostia was marked by a cella memoriæ, near which the Catacomb of Comodilla was established. Constantine, according to the "Liber Pontificalis", transformed it into basilica; in 386 Theodosius began the erection of a much larger and more beautiful basilica, but the work including the mosaics was not completed till the pontificate of St. Leo the Great.

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1. Courtyard Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
2. Central Nave
3. Tomb
4. Apse
5. Transcept 1
6. Transcept 2
7. Baptistery
8. Cloister
9. Museum