The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search

The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search

by John O'Neill

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Overview

A Texas oilman. A brilliant female archaeologist. An unknown world underneath the Vatican.

In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This surprising discovery launched a secret quest that would last decades — a quest to discover the long-lost burial place of the Apostle Peter.

From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter — a lowly fisherman from Galilee, whom Christ made leader of his Church — was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now, funded anonymously by a wealthy American, a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime.

The incredible, sometimes shocking, story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told — until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century’s most talented archaeologists — a woman — against top Vatican insiders. The Fisherman’s Tomb is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John O’Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. He is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy, a former law clerk to Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681921419
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 47,908
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

John O'Neill is a lawyer and #1 New York Times bestselling author. He has spent much of his life visiting and researching early Christian sites. O'Neill is a 1967 graduate of the Naval Academy and served in Coastal Division Eleven in Vietnam. He is former law clerk to Supreme Court chief justice William Rehnquist, and senior partner at a large international law firm.

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The Fisherman's Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this to be an excellent! I learned a lot from it. I will be telling other Christian friends about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly extraordinary story of faith, passion and conviction. A look back at history and some of the most exceptional people of the twentieth century.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Fascinating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very quick and enjoyable read full of fascinating facts. A true story better than fiction!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical page turner. Everything a good story needs made better by the fact that it really happened.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great tale of faith, science, politics and history.
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The story was interesting, and the book was well written.