The Coptic Cross. Look closely and you will see An Ancient Egyptian carrying it. Was this Cross censoring the pagan carving? Or was the Christian carver making a subtle statement regarding the important role Egypt played in upholding the faith?

The Coptic Cross. Look closely and you will see An Ancient Egyptian carrying it. Was this Cross censoring the pagan carving? Or was the Christian carver making a subtle statement regarding the important role Egypt played in upholding the faith?

The anchor is an ancient Christian symbol of hope in Christ.

The anchor is an ancient Christian symbol of hope in Christ. Given its origin in catacomb imagery, a genre that developed during the earlie.

Terracotta oil lamp with the Greek letters of CHI (the cross or 'X'), and the letter RHO. The combination of these two symbols for the early Christians spelled CHRist. A decorative border surrounds the monogram. Traces of carbon residue about the wick hole. 300-400 AD (5")

Oil Lamps-Terracotta oil lamp with the Greek letters of CHI (the cross or 'X'), and the letter RHO. The combination of these two symbols for the early Christians spelled CHRist. A decorative border surrounds the monogram. Traces of carbon residue abo

Detail of a mosaic representing a cabinet containing the gospels (mosaic). Paleo-Christian, (4th century). also known as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia; UNESCO World Heritage Site; Oratorio di Galla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy

Detail of a mosaic representing a cabinet containing the gospels (mosaic). also known as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia; UNESCO World Heritage Site;

Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides | Unknown | 4th century | fresco | 33 1/2 x 33 1/2 in | Catacomb of the Via Latina, Rome, Italy

Paleo-Christian "Hercules in the Garden of the Hesperides" century) Fresco, Rome, Catacomb della Via Latina

The Temple of the Rose Cross

Rosicrucianism is a philosophical secret society, said to have been founded in late medieval Germany by Christian Rosenkreuz. It holds a doctrine or theology “built on esoteric truths of the ancient past”, which, “concealed from the average man, provide i

Funerary plaque with Christian Symbols (marble). Paleo-Christian. Catacombs of San Callisto, Rome, Italy

Funerary plaque with Christian Symbols (marble). Catacombs of San Callisto, Rome, Italy

Detail (Chi Rho sided by two columns and topped by a dove) of a 3rd century AD paleochristian sarcophagus in the Cappella di sant'Aquilino chapel in the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore in Milan, Italy

Detail (Chi Rho sided by two columns and topped by a dove) of a century AD paleochristian sarcophagus in the Cappella di sant'Aquilino chapel in the Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore in Milan, Ital

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Peter and Paul, on the sarcophagus of a 12 year old child, in the Roman Catacombs.


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