Why The Dark Ages Weren’t Actually As Awful As We Think | Dark Ages

History Documentaries

Waldemar Januszczak argues that the period of history known as the Dark Ages was anything but. In the first episode, he looks at how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries, without even any description of Jesus in the Bible. Christian artists drew on images of ancient gods for inspiration and developed new forms of architecture to contain their art.

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