World’s Oldest Ten Commandments Tablet Sold

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An important artifact of early biblical archaeology has a new owner after a fierce bidding war. The world’s earliest known tablet of the Ten Commandments sold at Heritage Auction November 16 in Beverly Hills for $850,000.  The lot opened at $300,000, a 50% premium to the $200,000 reserve.  Two telephone bidders battled to the ultimate sale price, and […]

Roman Catacomb Painting Raises Questions on Role of Women

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Excerpted from ArtNews: At the Catacombs of Santa Priscilla, Rome’s oldest Christian cemetery, ancient art may indicate that woman were once priests, reports the BBC. Scholars have long been in disagreement over the meaning of one fresco, the Fractio Panis, which appears to depict a Eucharistic meal, with seven seated figures at a table, one breaking bread. […]

 
 

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