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Rome Catacomb Reveals "Oldest" Image Of St Paul
Reuters ^ | June 28, 2009

Posted on 06/28/2009 3:06:32 PM PDT by Steelfish

Rome catacomb reveals "oldest" image of St Paul

Sun Jun 28

ROME (Reuters) – Vatican archaeologists using laser technology have discovered what they believe is the oldest image in existence of St Paul the Apostle, dating from the late 4th century, on the walls of catacomb beneath Rome.

Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, revealing the find on Sunday, published a picture of a frescoed image of the face of a man with a pointed black beard on a red background, inside a bright yellow halo. The high forehead is furrowed.

Experts of the Ponitifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology made the discovery on June 19 in the Catacomb of Santa Tecla in Rome and describe it as the "oldest icon in history dedicated to the cult of the Apostle," according to the Vatican newspaper.

The discovery, which involved removing layers of clay and limestone using lasers, was announced a day before Rome observes a religious holiday for the Feasts of St Peter and St Paul.

Peter and Paul are revered by Christians as the greatest early missionaries. Converting on the road to Damascus following a blinding vision of Jesus, Paul took the Gospel to pagan Greeks and Romans and met his martyrdom in Rome in about 65 AD.

Early Christians in Rome buried their dead in catacombs dug into the soft rock under the city and decorated the underground walls with devotional images, often in the Pompeian style.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; archaeology; catacomb; christians; godsgravesglyphs; paul; rome; stpaul; vatican

1 posted on 06/28/2009 3:06:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: SunkenCiv

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2 posted on 06/28/2009 3:08:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Steelfish

My aunt had a rocking chair that went back to Lois the 16th. I told her that was nothing........ I had a washing machine that went back to Sears on the 12th.


3 posted on 06/28/2009 3:14:07 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: umgud
My aunt had a rocking chair that went back to Lois the 16th.

Superman sure could use up the chicks.


4 posted on 06/28/2009 3:17:59 PM PDT by humblegunner
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slightly related topic:

St Paul’s tomb ‘may be opened’
Italy Mag | 27 June 2009 | Italy
Posted on 06/27/2009 4:34:40 PM PDT by BGHater
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2280921/posts


5 posted on 06/28/2009 3:19:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: rabscuttle385; wagglebee; NYer

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6 posted on 06/28/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: humblegunner

“Superman sure could use up the chicks.”

I once read an article that said Superman shouldn’t have “relations” with a woman. Something about Super muscular strength, involuntary muscle reaction and blowing the top of the woman’s head off.

If true, he probably could have used up the chicks.


7 posted on 06/28/2009 3:31:39 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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Oldest Icon of St. Paul Discovered
Posted on 06/28/2009 11:54:12 AM PDT by Mighty_Quinn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2281263/posts


8 posted on 06/28/2009 3:42:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: KrisKrinkle

No. If he went around calling himself the “Man of Steel”, he was picking up chicks. Kinda like Clinton being the Alpha Male and the Most Powerful Man in the world.

parsy, who used to sick a lot in those days


9 posted on 06/28/2009 3:52:10 PM PDT by parsifal ("Knock and ye shall receive!" (The Bible, somewhere.))
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To: Steelfish

10 posted on 06/28/2009 4:00:24 PM PDT by concentric circles
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To: KrisKrinkle

I heard he could get a woman pregnant by sitting in the next room reading a Playboy.


11 posted on 06/28/2009 4:01:43 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Salvation; NYer; Charles Henrickson; Kolokotronis; AlbionGirl

Vigil of St. Peter & St. Paul, Apostles Ping!


12 posted on 06/28/2009 4:41:14 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini.)
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To: lightman

This will also interest you:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2281369/posts


13 posted on 06/28/2009 4:43:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: concentric circles

Thanks. I couldn’t find the image.

I can’t follow the thread on this. It seems to lack sobriety.


14 posted on 06/28/2009 4:51:16 PM PDT by arfingcat
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To: KrisKrinkle

There was a Fantasy & Science Fiction or Analog story/article with that as the topic back in the 50’s or 60’s; “Superman, Man of Steel, Lois Lane, Woman of Tissue”!
By Issac Asimov or Anthony Boucher I believe.


15 posted on 06/28/2009 4:56:29 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: blam

Heads up!


16 posted on 06/28/2009 5:38:10 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: TXnMA
"Heads up!"

Got it. Thanks.

17 posted on 06/28/2009 6:16:38 PM PDT by blam
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To: skepsel

Larry Niven. “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.” It was reprinted in ‘’All the Myriad Ways.’’


18 posted on 06/28/2009 6:25:25 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955

Thanks, I was way off, Niven, lol. I guess it was from hearing that Asimov was an old horn dog.


19 posted on 06/28/2009 6:34:44 PM PDT by skepsel
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To: Steelfish
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On Paul's Dealings With Peter
On Paul and the Other Apostles
On Paul, an Apostle of Christ
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20 posted on 06/28/2009 6:48:42 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: skepsel
My wife knew Isaac Asimov. He wasn't really a horndog, he just played on at convention.
21 posted on 06/28/2009 7:07:10 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: humblegunner
I don't think the real image of St Paul could have had him seated in an outdoor rocking chair, they simply weren't invented yet.
22 posted on 05/15/2010 9:03:08 AM PDT by AnetteP
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