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Bibil Identifier bibil:250001
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Alleged Christian Crosses in Herculaneum and Pompeii
Author Granger Cook, John
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 72, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language English
Pages 1-20 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The thesis that CIL 4, 10062 and two cruciform artefacts in Herculaneum and Pompeii are Christian crosses, which indicate a pre-Vesuvian Christian presence in Campania, cannot be sustained. CIL 4, 10062 most probably portrays a scrawl. The cruciform indentation in a wall of Herculaneum was probably left by the support for a shelf. The bas relief of a bakery in Pompeii likely indicates some kind of baker’s tool.
DOI 10.1163/15700720-12341330
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Cross
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