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 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 seventy five year search and its key players has never been fully told–until now. The quest would pit one of the twentieth century’s most talented archaeologists–a woman–against top Vatican insiders. Paper.