Found: Oldest painting of Christ’s apostles
Published on June 23rd, 2010 | by Admin1
The faces of Apostles Andrew, John, Peter and Paul were uncovered using new laser technology in a catacomb in Rome.
The paintings date from the second half of the 4th Century or the early 5th Century, the restorers and Vatican officials believe.
The images may have influenced later depictions of Christ’s early followers.
“These are the first images that we know of the faces of these four apostles,” said Fabrizio Bisconti, head of archaeology for Rome’s numerous Vatican-owned catacombs.