1Shawn Bose = "This is an image of the house church at Dura Europos the earliest Christian sanctuary in the archaeological record. The frescoes feature the earliest Christian imagery including that of the good shepherd.You can learn a lot more about the site on Yale's Excavating Dura Europos Web Site."
2Douglas Boin = "This image, in particular, shows the remains of a baptistry (at left) and a procession of women (at right). The traditional interpretation of this latter scene is women at Jesus' tomb. More recent interpretations would suggest it is a marriage scene, which had important baptismal resonances for early Christians in Roman Syria. The paintings have been reconstructed in New Haven, Connecticut, at the Yale University Art Museum. "