In the beginning of the 3rd century, Rome is in crisis. Ravaged by civil war and foreign invasions, it now faces an even greater challenge in the new religion of Christianity.
Did You Know?
Christians are frequently shown wearing crosses and worshiping in spaces with crosses prominently featured. While the cross has been found in Christian iconography since the 2nd Century, it did not become a prominent symbol in Christianity until well after Constantine abolished the practice of crucifixion in 337 CE, and certainly would not have been so frequently featured on Christian dress and vestments. See more