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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Basilica of Saint Peter
Her son, Caius Caligula, built a circus there, in the spina of which he erected the celebrated obelisk without hieroglyphics which was brought from Heliopolis and now stands in the Piazza di S. Pietro.
The Emperor Nero was especially fond of this circus and arranged many spectacles in it, among which the martyrdoms of the Christians (Tacitus, "Annal.", XV, 44) obtained a dreadful notoriety.
The exact spot in the circus of the crucifixion of St. Peter was preserved by tradition through out the centuries, and in the present Church of St. Peter is marked by an altar.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13369b.htm   (4153 words)

  
 Nero Circus Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nero which incredibly was done on both full sized and miniature sets.
There he suffered martyrdom in Nero's circus and was buried nearby on the Vatican Hill...
A) Circus Nero; B) the Vaticanum was a hill outside Rome...
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/n/Nero-Circus.html   (1558 words)

  
 St. Peter's Basilica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The obelisk was moved to its present location in 1585 by order of Pope Sixtus V.
The obelisk dates back to the 13th century BC in Egypt, and was moved to Rome in the 1st century to stand in Nero's Circus some 250 metres (820 ft) away.
Circus of Nero and the old and new Basilicas superimposed, showing the tomb of Peter
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/St._Peter%27s_Basilica   (2837 words)

  
 History of The Holy See (Vatican City State)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This district did not belong to ancient Rome, nor was it included within the city walls built by Emperor Aurelian.
In the imperial gardens situated in this section was the Circus of Nero.
At the foot of the Vatican Hill lay the ancient Basilica of St. Peter.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/theholysee.html   (590 words)

  
 Rome - ENCYCLOPEDIA - The History Channel UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Little remained of the original city, for the emperors had replanned it to glorify themselves as well as the city.
On the Capitoline were the citadel (the arx) and the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; the Palatine was the site of the palaces of Augustus and Tiberius (the word palace derives from the hill); the palace of Nero and Trajan's baths were on the southern slopes of the Esquiline.
South of the Palatine was the Circus Maximus, where the famous chariot races were held.
www.thehistorychannel.co.uk /site/search/search.php?word=ROME&enc=40929   (5505 words)

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