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Early Christian Art and Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana
Identify common characteristics of early Christian art and architecture.
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Location of Dura-Europos, Creative Commons,, Replica of murals at synagogue of Dura-Europos in Tel-Aviv, Creative Commons,, Dura-Europos Fresco, Public Domain,, Remains of church at Dura-Europos, Creative Commons,, Christ Healing the Paralytic from Dura-Europos, Creative Commons,, Women Visiting Christ’s Tomb from Dura-Europos, Creative Commons,, Image of Catacomb of Saints Peter and Marcellinus, Rome, Public Domain,

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An underground cemetery with tunnels and rooms with burial chambers.


Burial chambers in a catacomb.

Orant figures

Image of a person in the early Christian position of prayer, with arms outstretched.


A Jewish house of worship.