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Christian Monuments at Rome
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Surveys funerary evidence related to early Christianity in Rome (ca. ad 40–314).When considering archaeological findings, Rome is perhaps the location that provides the clearest contrast between established pagan religion and emerging Christian identity. The archaeological record reflects the development of variations in material culture that were distinctively Christian. Excavations have discovered little evidence from the first and second centuries that can be distinguished as Christian versus pagan; starting in the early third century, however, a distinct Christian identity becomes discernible in various findings related to funerary contexts, including sites traditionally venerated as burial places for Peter and Paul.
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Christian Monuments at Rome
Christian Monuments at Rome Surveys funerary evidence related to early Christianity in Rome (ca. ad 40–314).When considering archaeological findings, Rome is perhaps the location that provides the clearest contrast between established pagan religion and emerging Christian identity. The archaeological
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rome, Christian Monuments at
ROME, CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS AT. In Romans 16:4, the apostle Paul refers to a housechurch in Rome, the first of many Christian remains in Rome. One may assume the presence of several other such housechurch congregations (v 15). According to Roman tradition there were twenty-five of these private dwellings
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Christian Monuments
Christian MonumentsRecent excavations at the site unearthed several early Christian buildings. Two churches, D2 and D3, were monumental buildings of the late 5th/6th c. situated in the southern part of the town. The more southern one (D2) had a cruciform ground-plan and served probably as the episcopal
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ROME, CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS
ROME, CHRISTIAN MONUMENTS. The earliest extant Christian monuments in Rome were places of burial. The Roman catacombs, dating from the 1st cent. ce, are approximately 60 mi. long and contain about half a million remains. Christians were buried in narrow shelves with some type of Christian symbol at the