“Every wall, every column, every surface bears traces of fresco”

The fall of Rome in 476AD did not mean the end of what became known as the Eternal City. A newly restored church and accompanying exhibit illustrates how the Roman forum, which had been the center of Roman administrative, political, and civic life of the Roman empire, was redefined by adherents of the relatively new religion of Christianity.

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The Treasures of Santa Maria Antiqua: Christianity Emerges Out of the Ashes of Imperial Rome

By Elizabeth Lev

Aleteia

June 5, 2016

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