“The Holy Face in the Holy Land, a hidden face in the desert – an unprecedented discovery”
Recommended audience: Teenagers 16 years old and adults.
On 27th January 2021, from 8 to 9.30 pm, the CCFHK is delighted to invite you to join Dr. Emma Maayan-Fanar and Father Remy Kurowski, Chaplin of the French Speaking Catholic Community in Hong Kong, to discuss about this discovery and the representation of the Christ
If you try to picture Jesus, you most certainly will see a white guy with a beard and long hair. We think Sixtine chapel or DA Vici works..
Paintings dating centuries after Christ lived and died. Archaeologists from the University of Haifa in Israel have discovered in 2018 a previously unknown 1,500-year-old painting of Jesus at an Early Byzantine church in the Negev desert of southern Israel.
Though largely damaged, the painting is claimed by researchers to depict an important religious figure with short curly hair, no beard, and a long nose surrounded by a halo. Since the painting was once located above a crucifix-shaped Baptist font, it is believed it depicted the baptism of Christ, a common scene in Christian art.
“I was there at the right time, at the right place with the right angle of light and, suddenly, I saw eyes,” lead study author Emma Maayan-Fanar from the University of Haifa told Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “It was the face of Jesus at his baptism, looking at us.”
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