The story that made one of the Holy Heroes Guides want to be an archaeologist!
The amazing true-life story of the discovery of the bones of Saint Peter after thousands of years--including all the false leads and brilliant deductions of those working on it for decades!
You'll learn so much about the growth of the Catholic Church through the centuries of persecution and the building (and rebuilding!) of magnificent structures over the tomb of the first Pope.
In 1939, an unsuspecting team of workmen unearthed an early Christian grave beneath the Vatican. Their surprising discovery launched a secret, often contentious quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter while the Nazis ruled and a world war was waged above them.
The full story of the incredible search and its backers has never been told - until now.