Earliest picture of Jesus christ found
Archaeologist from Catalan Egyptology unearthed a mystery underground structure in buried tombs
London: Spanish scientists have discovered what could be one of the earliest-known images of Jesus Christ, painted on the walls of a mysterious underground structure in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
A team of archaeologist led by Josep Padro from the Catalan Egyptology Society has unearthed a mystery underground structure in buried tombs, which date back to the 6th and 7th centuries, in the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. The structure is decorated with Coptic images or paintings by a group who number among the earliest Christians and may contain one of the earliest known representations of Jesus Christ.
Mr Padro said the underground stone structure was “incredibly good, but we don’t know what it is”. According to The Local, the archaeologist found “five or six coats of paint on the walls, the last of which was from the Coptic period of the first Christians.” Among the plant motifs and inscriptions was the “figure of a young man, with curly hair, dressed in a short tunic and with his hand raised as if giving a blessing,” Mr Padro said. “We could be dealing with a very early image of Jesus Christ,” Mr Padro added.
( Source : PTI )