Christians and fruit

Benches, chairs and doors were the theme of the day in the Saxon hall, while in the Roman building it was frescos and boarding. The recent morning mists on the levels had left some parts dripping wet in the buildings, but a roaring fire soon warmed us up.

The Chi Rho symbol was used by early Christians, superimposing the first two letters (XP) of the Greek word for Christ. As with much of Christianity, the roots go further back in time, with the symbol being used hundreds of years before the birth of Christ. Our fresco is based on the Lullingstone villa example currently on display in the British Museum, where HoH volunteers Anne and Dave recently undertook a research visit to examine the detail of the image.

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