worldhistoryfacts: One of the earliest depict…

worldhistoryfacts:

One of the earliest depictions of the nativity, the scene of Jesus’ birth, from a 4th century Roman sarcophagus belonging to a powerful figure named Stilicho. The nativity story appears in the gospels of Luke and Matthew, although details differ between the two accounts. Other early Christian accounts of Jesus’ birth have him being born not in a barn but in a cave.

Photo by G. Dallorto