June 28, 2011. (Romereports.com) The restoration of a tomb in the catacombs of St. Gennaro in Naples, revealed a new discovery. The image of St. Paul was found, painted in the grotto. It shows the disciple turning toward the deceased, with an expressive face, seemingly honoring the person.
Expert say the image is from the first years of the 6th century. One of the oldest images, before St. Paul became an icon of the Byzantine civilization.
The earliest image of St. Paul is from the 4th century. It was found in the Roman catacomb of St.Tecla.