This wall painting was thought to depict the woman at the well from John 4, but it may in be the earliest-surviving image of the Virgin Mary. Yale University Museum
Archaeologists may have unknowingly uncovered the earliest surviving depiction of the Virgin Mary.
A wall painting recovered in the 1920s from the Dura-Europos excavation site in Syria – believed to be the oldest existing Christian sanctuary in the world – is now thought to feature an image of the Virgin Mary at the moment of the Annunciation, according to Aleteia.
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