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Sunday, February 7, 2010

St. Chrysogonus Basilicia

Yesterday, we went to a variety of places to see some of the oldest parish church, fresco's and sarcophagus's. 

To the left, is a fresco of St. Benedict healing the leper.  This fresco is the second oldest known of St. Benedict and to get to it we descended below the Basilica into the scavi that was also known to be the first parish church.

The original flooring of the parish church near the baptismal font that is semi-circular in nature.  This is remarkable when you think that this dates back to around the 2nd and 3rd century

This is the outside facade of Saint Chrysogonus. 

My next section will be on our visit to St. Cecilia's and the wonderful tour we had. 

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