The Sanctuary of the Dead

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Map layout of The Sanctuary of the Dead, as visualized in the Wolf3D Data Compiler

The Sanctuary of the Dead is the first level (slot zero) of Catacomb Apocalypse (1993). It is set in a brown brick and hedge garden adorned with depictions of Nemesis' wearing Egyptian Pharaoh-style headdress.


"The first level of Apocalypse has an outdoor garden-like theme with a few strange elements. The enemies here are gremlins and black spectres. And this shows what this is all about: Two shooting enemies types in the first level - the last part of the trilogy is FAR harder than the previous two were. You'll actually need your healing potions this time - at least if you're playing the warrior skill. There's also another thing new to this part of the trilogy: Fake walls (they are textured but non-blocking)."


  • Courtyard of the Sanctuary of the Dead
  • Narrow passage
  • Hidden niche
  • Northern halls
  • A breeze from the behind the wall
  • Hidden place behind the wall
  • Southern halls
  • Gallery of spectres
  • Wizard's hiding place
  • Wizard's Garden

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  • A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine. By the use of such places as a haven, by extension the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be categorized into human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.

Catacomb 3D & Adventure Series - Campaigns:
Catacomb 3D (1991) Catacomb Abyss (1992) Catacomb Armageddon (1992) Catacomb Apocalypse (1993)