Museum of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum

House-church from the fourth century. In this artist’s reconstruction, we can see that the main room of St. Peter’s first century house has been renovated. Entrances have been added and an arch built over the center of the room supports a two story high masonry roof. The original black basalt walls remain but they have been plastered, the room is now the central hall of a church. On the east side of this now venerated room is an atrium, or entryway, 10 feet wide and 27 feet long. Surrounding the house-church compound is a wall about 88 feet square.