Two churches in Rome, Italy are named after two major contributors to the building of Christianity — Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Saint Peter’s Basilica was built upon the site of what is believed to be Saint Peter’s burial place. Saint Constantine built the church and later in 1506 Pope Julius II ordered it torn down and rebuilt. It was completed 200 years later.

Saint Paul’s is built on the site of where Saint Paul is believed to have been beheaded. Emperor Constantine built this basilica also. From the time both churches were constructed until the end of the Roman Empire, the two churches were connected by a terrace with columns that went on for miles between the two cathedrals.