Image: A Fresco of St. Paul
A fresco with the image of the Apostle Paul was discovered in ancient catacomb in Rome. According to the authorities, the fresco is 1,400 years old. Below is an excerpt from an article published in The Telegraph.
The fresco was found during restoration work at the Catacombs of San Gennaro (Saint Januarius) in the southern port city of Naples by experts from the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Art.
The announcement was made on the feast day of St Peter and Paul which is traditionally a bank holiday in Rome and details of the discovery were disclosed in the Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.
A photograph released by the Vatican shows the apostle, famous for his conversion to Christianity from Judaism, with a long neck, a slightly pink complexion, thinning hair, a beard and big eyes that give his face a “spiritual air.”
The article provides information about the discovery and a brief description of the work of Paul. Read the article in its entirety by visiting The Telegraph online.
Watch a video about the discovery of the fresco:
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