Domus in qua Christiani conveniebant, or “houses in which Christians gather,” also called domus ecclesiae, came into use in the second century A.D., when the Christian community did not yet have permanent churches dedicated to worship. A “house church” functionally similar to the prayer hall at Megiddo was found in the 1930s in Dura Europos in Syria. Although not originally meant to be a religious structure, the simple two-story dwelling was converted into a house of worship with a place for the Eucharist table, a vestry for clergy clothes, and a baptistery. The walls of the baptistery were decorated with frescoes illustrating scenes from the Bible such as Adam and Eve, the Good Shepherd and a parade of women that might depict the women at the tomb of Jesus. The walls of the prayer hall at Megiddo were also adorned with frescoes, as fragments were found among the debris.