Archaeologists In Israel’s Desert Have Discovered An Ancient Painting Of Jesus Christ’s Face

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Image: Dror Maayan via Science Alert
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During a 2017 exploration of a ruined settlement in the Negev desert, art historian Emma Maayan-Fanar entered an ancient church to seek shelter from the bright sun. As she looked up at the roof, however, she saw something remarkable. And the dirty, damaged painting above was unlike any that had been previously found. In fact, the find could help create a whole new understanding of the region’s ancient art.

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