From Jewish Christians to Gentiles and origin of Christianity

For almost two hundred years after the impalement of Christ, Roman cities are entirely devoid of any trace of early Christians; to date, no one has ever found any object that’s been plausibly connected to them. Some archaeologist and historians think that  many of Jesus’ followers — men and women who lived in the first, […]

A dark skinned Jesus

The last few years regularly there were debates about the colour of skin of Jesus Christ and mostly they turn up around Christmas. This is because at that period there are still people who do not want to put Santa Claus in the picture but want to place a baby figure of the Messiah in […]

Christmas in Ancient Rome (AKA Saturnalia)

Originally posted on For the Love of Rome:
Today we celebrate Christmas as a Christian festival, unfortunately commercialised by the West in more recent years. However, the falling of Christmas has fallen conveniently; in the same month as one of the highlights of the Roman calendar, Saturnalia. Saturnalia was the 17th day of the month…

Objects around the birth and death of Jesus

At the end of the year people do like the many traditions. Often they do not think about the value of their actions and such feasts. From September onwards in the shops they try to bring people into temptation buying things for the many celebrations, like Halloween, Saint-Nicholas, Christmas and New Year. In certain supermarkets […]