June 22nd, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Oldest known images of apostles Andrew, John found

The oldest known image of the apostles Andrew and John have been discovered in catacombs under the city of Rome, dating back to the 4th century A.D., archaeologists announced Tuesday.

The paintings were found in the same location where the oldest known painting of St. Paul was discovered last year, the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology said Tuesday.

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  1. Tony

    Gotta research it now

    June 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brother Mike

      It's really pictures of Ozzie Osburne & Lady Gaga–hard to tell the difference.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brother Scott

      I believe Brother Mike is right

      June 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray B

      Why do only some of my comments get posted if they are not pre-screened?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lucky

      From 4th Century AD = 400 years later. About as acurate as a modern depiction of Hernan Cortez today, drawn up by indians based on oral history.

      P.S. I did not see a 'post a comment' link so I picked a 'reply' link =)

      June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not quite

      4th Century = 300-399AD
      Apostles outlived Jesus, so use ~50-75AD.
      So not 400 years afterwards; more like 225-300 years later. Still quite some time, but more like oral (and probable other visual) history of liknesses of Ben Franklin and George Washington.

      June 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phatty

    I guess we'll just take your word for it?

    June 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cajun

      Well at least we got the thousand words part.......

      June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Scientific Cowboy

      I guess they figure we can take their word for it.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • D-Man

      Sigh.....some people...

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/jun/22/apostles-images-john-andrew-italy

      June 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • brad

      this is the problem im having to any comment about jesus or the bible usually gets taken out but volgur blasphemy or cussing is fine theres some screeners at work to hide the truth and spread there news but stiffle the good news of salvation and help from the things of this world and beyond call on jesus he told us the truth and he loved u enough to lay his life down that we might live and more abundantly forever not by works or deeds but faith

      June 22, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. FriarGirl

    Pictures or it didn't happen.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JamieinMN

      worrrrrrrrrd

      June 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jethro Collinbahuer

      darn right!

      June 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bryan

    Yeah can we get a picture!! this is not newsworthy without proof!

    June 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David Rheins

    Show us, don't tell us.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jc

    4th AD? That's like discovering washington's pictures taken this century...isn't it?

    June 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      yeah.. with you!

      June 22, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      yep.just like the Bible was written hundred of years later...............word of mouth

      June 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      JC, where did you go to school? Please look at a timetable...lol

      June 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • sanja

      @sarah – 4th century ad = the "300's". Jesus lived until ~33 AD. that makes it about 270-370 years later. GW was pres in late 1700's died in 1799. Based on JC's "timetable", that makes his statement perfectly logical, if off by a few decades. not ridiculous like your post makes it sound. where did YOU go to school?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Sara, I was born thee hundred years ago... Oh and did I mention God is fake?

      June 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Word

      @Robert:

      No I am not. I am right here!

      June 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. paul

    we know for a fact that it's john and andrew??

    June 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Galbinus Caeli

      Yeah, it's on their "Hello my name is:" tags

      June 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bryan

    Dont worry Guys huffington post has images because CNN is too slow

    go here

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/22/peter-and-paul-icons-from_n_620874.html

    June 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stella

      Thanks for posting this link.....I went and viewed the pics.....how did they determine who it was?

      June 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Aaron

    This right here is why the main stream media freaking sucks. Christ.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      No one made you read it.

      June 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Travis

    It's probably just 2 stick figures drawn on a cave wall

    June 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Quin

    Pics or it didn't happen.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bryan

    and its peter and paul... wow could they struggle anymore

    June 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Atown

    Wow. Spellbinding article.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ...

    oookay where are the pictures?

    June 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nataly

    um...where are they?! thanks, cnn.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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