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Early Christian Artifacts

Below is an illustrated index of the 4 Early Christian Artifacts profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • St Augustine's Abbey
    Canterbury, England
    The ruins of St. Augustine's Abbey on the outskirts of Canterbury include the grave of the saint and a substantial crypt. The visitor center displays Early Christian artifacts found at the site.
  • Jesus Boat Museum
    Galilee, Israel
    In 1986, a wooden boat was pulled from the mud on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. It has been dated to the 1st century AD, making it a very exciting find that brings many Gospel stories to life.
  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
    Ravenna, Italy
    One of the most powerful women in western history, Galla Placidia was probably never buried here. The main attraction is splendid mosaics dating from 430 AD.
  • Byzantine Museum
    Thessaloniki, Greece
    This is currently the only museum in the world entirely devoted to Byzantine art and civilization. Its impressive collection includes many Byzantine and early Christian frescoes, icons and artifacts.