|The International Catacomb Society promotes awareness of the need for preservation, restoration, and documentation of the catacombs in Rome (with a special focus on the Jewish catacombs) and other sites, which contain paintings, epigraphy, and artifacts depicting the cultures and customs of early religions under the Roman Empire.
The society gives grants through the Shohet Scholars Program for research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions, or related subjects within the sphere of the Mediterranean world from the late Hellenistic Period to the end of the Roman Empire.
The society also strives to increase knowledge of the catacombs by circulating exhibits, sponsoring lectures, and disseminating information and publications.
The society maintains an extensive photographic reference archive, which is available for consultation in person by scholars and students and online for society members.
The online image archive and searchable biliographical database are now online. There are over 3,500 images of catacomb related materials. You must be a member so sign-up here.