St. Helen's Sarcophagus - Vatican City State
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 41° 54.402 E 012° 27.213
33T E 288793 N 4642553
Quick Description: St. Helen was the consort of one Emperor and the mother of another- Constantine the Great.
Location: Vatican City State
Date Posted: 10/17/2015 3:11:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMPTCC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 5

Long Description:
St. Helen's Sarcophagus is located inside the Vatican Museum.
The sign accompanying this sarcophagus indicates that it had been buried at the Imperial Mausoleum at Tor Pignatura and was brought to the Vatican in 1777.
Carvings on the sarcophagus depict Roman soldiers and barbarian prisoners.
The nature of the carvings are unusual for a woman, leading some to believe that the coffin was intended for someone else...perhaps Constantine himself.

Read more about Helen, also known as St. Helen at (visit link)
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: 15 Euro

Opening days/times:
Monday to Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Completely intact or reconstructed

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