Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Early Christian icons found in Rome

Recently discovered in catacombs under the streets of Rome, these are some of the earliest depictions of the Apostles.
Depicted are Paul, Andrew, John, and Peter. A special process involving a laser was able to remove years of build up to reveal the images. The depictions are consistant with images of the saints that we already have from the early Church and from Byzantine mosaics. The find is an exciting one and work continues at the site.