Laser technology has allowed the discovery of what are believed to be the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ’s apostles.
The discovery was made on the ceiling of a burial chamber in a catacomb in Rome.
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“The restorers and Vatican officials believe the paintings date from the second half of the fourth century or the early fifth.
“The frescoes in the tomb of a Roman noblewoman were known about but their details came to light during a two-year restoration project funded by the Vatican.”