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Discovered: 6th-century fresco of St. Paul

Catholic World News - June 29, 2011

L’Osservatore Romano has reported the “sensational” discovery of a 6th-century fresco of St. Paul, in the catacombs of St. Januarius in Naples.

The image, discovered during restoration work in the catacombs, is “one of the most intense, austere figures of late antiquity,” the Vatican newspaper reports.

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  • Posted by: kmbold - Jun. 30, 2011 12:22 AM ET USA

    Isn't this the same fresco that was in the news nearly a year ago? Same "Mephistophelean" :) beard, at least. Perhaps instead of just being "discovered" it is only now on display?

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