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Dura-Europos House Church

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Dura-Europos House Church

Dura-Europos House Church is an ancient church and the first house church in the world. The ruins of the church are located within the archaeological site of Dura-Europos, on the banks of the Euphrates River in the Syrian governorate of Deir ez-Zor. The church, which dates back to the year 232 AD, includes a group of frescoes, the most important of which is the one that considered the earliest depictions of Jesus Christ. (Preserved today at Yale University Art Gallery).

Site Information

Country: Syria

District: Deir ez-Zor Governorate

Category: Churches and Monasteries

Site History: 3rd Century AD

Oldest Culture: Roman

Later Cultures: Christian

Site Features: Christian Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Dura Europos

Date of Submission: 1999

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