Rome’s Mamertine Prison where St.Peter & St, Paul were Imprison Reopened

prison-2An ancient Roman prison which boasts a couple of saints as former inmates reopened in the heart of the eternal city Wednesday after three years of excavation and painstaking restoration works.

The Mamertine Prison, which sits on the slope of the Capitoline Hill, was used as a holding cell for short periods before executions and, according to legend, briefly housed both Saint Peter and Saint Paul. MORE