Monday, April 11, 2005

Tomb of Pope John Paul II
An Italian newspaper has shown photos of the Pope's tomb in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Peter. Here it is:

And this close up shot:

I'm surprised that modern numeric script was used for the dates of his pontificate shown on the lid of the tomb. I had expected that Roman numerals would have been used. I can't remember how the dates of pontificate were listed on other papal tombs, with Roman numerals or not. Can anyone add information to this?

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