Additional photos of artifacts from Sumer, Elam and Assyria Palace of Sennacherib-flaying Hebrews after the siege and capture of the city of Lachsh.Under King Rehoboam,it became the second most important city of the kingdom of Judah.In 701 BC,during the revolt of King Hezekian against Assyria,it was captured by assyrian King Sennacherib despite determined resistance.
The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla, known for housing the earliest known image of the Madonna with Child -- and frescoes said by some to show women priests in the early Christian church.
Painting of a feast / Early Christian catacombs. Fresco of female figure holding chalice in the Agape Feast. Catacomb of Saints Pietro e Marcellino, Via Labicana, Rome, Itally. ''The term Agape or Love feast was used for certain religious meals among early Christians that seem to have been originally closely related to the Eucharist. Agape means "love: esp. brotherly love, charity; the love of God for man and of man for God."