The First Depiction of Christ’s Crucifixion Lampooned Christianity

First or second-century graffiti was scratched into the wall of the former palace of Caligula in Rome

Photo of Alexamenos Graffito etched into plaster wall (Wikimedia Commons)

WWestern art traditionally depicts Jesus Christ as a light-skinned man with a full beard and long hair. The accuracy of that portrayal is debated. Yet, there’s no dispute about the…

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Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart

Retired Lawyer. Book Addict. History Buff. Lifelong South Dakotan. Blog: prairieprogressive.com