Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) was a Scottish author, playwright and physician. He is mostly known for his fictional stories of adventures and investigations of Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson, a private detective from London and his companion. Holmes stories are considered to be one of the greatest assets of the detective genre, but besides them Doyle wrote in multitude of other genres, such as science fiction, fantasy, historical novels and many more. "The New Catacomb" is a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. The narrative revolves around two scholars, exploring remnants of Roman civilization, and an ancient mystery, hidden deep in the darkness of past, that they have discovered. And unveiling of unknown has a way of affecting human lives. The New Catacomb is a proof that Conan Doyle as a writer went far beyond his iconic detective novels and there is a lot of his talent for you to discover.