Ancient Mosaic Criticises Christianity

An ancient mosaic from a 4th-century house in the centre of the ancient city of Paphos in Cyprus, was a ‘pictorial’ criticism of Christianity according to experts.

Dr. Marek T. Olszewski from the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw believes that the mosaic was probably inspired by Neoplatonists, a philosophical and religious movement in the 3rd and 4th centuries AD, which had many followers among the then elite who criticised followers of the new religion.

He said: “This mosaic is an illustrated anti-Christian polemic from the period of increasing domination of the followers of the Christian faith.” Verbal polemics were particularly popular at the time and the ‘pictorial’ criticism of the principles of Christian theology contained in the mosaic are consistent with a general trend.

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