City of prophecy
Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 1000, it is the smallest state in the world by both area and population. However, formally it is not sovereign, with sovereignty being held by the Holy See, the only entity of public international law that has diplomatic relations with almost every country in the world.
The word derives from the Latin vates, which means "tellers of the future." This name was the name given to a hillside on the west bank of the Tiber River in Rome because daily lineups of fortunetellers used to hawk their "wares" there to passersby on the street.
The English-Latin noun vates is a term for a prophet. ... In pagan Rome the vates resided on the Vatican Hill, the Hill of the Vates. The Vatican Hill takes its name from the Latin word Vaticanus, a vaticiniis ferendis, in allusion to the oracles, or Vaticinia, which were anciently delivered on the Vatican Hill.
Sibyl comes from the Greek term Sibylla meaning prophetess. The sibyls were women of Greco-Roman antiquity who reputedly prophesied at holy sites under the influence of a deity.
'Do not turn to mediums, and do not seek after spiritists to be defiled by them. I am YHWH your Elohim.
A necropolis is a large ancient cemetery with elaborate tomb monuments. The word is derived from the Ancient Greek ... nekropolis, literally meaning "city of the dead".
This plan was in the form of an enormous Greek Cross with a dome inspired by that of the huge circular Roman temple, the Pantheon.
Pantheon is derived from the Ancient Greek "Pantheon" meaning "of, relating to, or common to all the gods".
The Circus of Nero or Circus of Caligula was a circus in ancient Rome, located mostly in the present-day Vatican City. ... The circus was the site of the first organized, state-sponsored martyrdoms of Christians in 65. ... The obelisk at the centre of this circus's spina always remained standing, until it was re-erected in Saint Peter's Square...