Skip to comments.Rome Catacomb Reveals "Oldest" Image Of St Paul
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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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.
Superman sure could use up the chicks.
slightly related topic:
St Paul’s tomb ‘may be opened’
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“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.
Oldest Icon of St. Paul Discovered
Posted on 06/28/2009 11:54:12 AM PDT by Mighty_Quinn
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
I heard he could get a woman pregnant by sitting in the next room reading a Playboy.
Vigil of St. Peter & St. Paul, Apostles Ping!
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Thanks. I couldn’t find the image.
I can’t follow the thread on this. It seems to lack sobriety.
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.
Got it. Thanks.
Larry Niven. “Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.” It was reprinted in ‘’All the Myriad Ways.’’
Thanks, I was way off, Niven, lol. I guess it was from hearing that Asimov was an old horn dog.
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