Τρίτη, 25 Απριλίου 2017

Is this the oldest surviving image of the Virgin Mary?

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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