Tag: the destruction of pompeii

The Archaeological Quest for the Earliest Christians

04/08 | In part two of a two-part series, Douglas Boin challenges the idea that Christians left so few archaeological traces behind because they couldn’t afford to make them.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Topics, Daily Life and Practice.

Myra, Turkey: St. Nicholas’s Christian Capital

01/26 | The fourth-century bishop of Myra, later canonized as St. Nicholas (and commonly remembered as Santa Claus), shaped the development of the Christian city before being buried at Myra.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites.

Solomon, Socrates and Aristotle

01/05 | A wall painting found in the House of the Physician in Pompeii contains the earliest known depiction of a Biblical scene. Two onlookers in the crowd appear to be the   Read more…

Posted in Ancient Cultures.


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